Science Week Sligo 2018

Science Week Sligo

Sligo is a fantastic place to be for Science Week which runs from 11th – 18th November. There are lots of events taking place and something for all the family. Here are some of the highlights:

Sunday 11th November – Sligo Science Fair at the IT Sligo. 12 – 5pm.
A day of experiments, theatre performances, demonstrations, stars, wildlife, chemistry and so much more. Meet the emergency services, try your hand at programming, learn how to be environmentally friendly. You’ll be amazed how magic science can be. Suitable for all ages.

Monday 12th November – Domestic Cats in Ireland – an ancient DNA study.
A talk by Alexandra Jamieson – Cats are one of the most popular pets in Ireland
today, yet we know very little about how and when they got here. This talk will go into exploring how DNA can help us understand more about their arrival. Suitable for all ages.

Wednesday 13th November – Carrowkeel Archaeology Walk with Sam Moore
Bus departs IT Sligo at 9.30 am
The Carrowkeel passage tomb complex constitutes one of the best preserved Neolithic funerary landscapes in Europe. It is situated in the Bricklieve Mountains,Co Sligo. For further information and bookings please contact MOORE.SAM@ITSLIGO.IE or MELIA.OLI@ITSLIGO.IE

Wednesday 13th November – See the Science Buskers perform around Sligo City Centre, the Model and IT Sligo 10.00am – 4.00pm Public Event (All Ages)

Thursday 14th November 6.30pm, Sligo Central Library, Stephen St, Sligo
Refracting Rhymes – Poet and physicist, Dr Iggy McGovern, will describe how the refraction of light leads to an assortment of atmospheric phenomena that includes the mirage, the rainbow, the Glory and the Green Flash.

Friday 15th November 7.30pm Anderson’s Bar – The Mystery of Music According to Science. Award winning Musician, science communicator and presenter Emer Maguire presents a creative look at music and science. Over 18s.

Friday 15th November Moonwalking in Sligo.
Join Northwest Adventure Tours at Slish Woods, Sligo 8.00pm
Discover how Star Wars really originated in Sligo and chill out under the stars
while enjoying a warm drink and some tips from a professional night sky photographer. Age 12+ Places are limited. For further information and
bookings please contact MELIA.OLI@ITSLIGO.IE

For the full programme of Science Week events click here


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