Science Week Off And Running

Science WeekNovember 7th (yesterday) marked the start of Science Week for 2010, running November 7th – November 14th. With over 400 events taking place across the country in the next few days, Science Week is the biggest annual promotion of science to the general public with the aim of the week to promote

  • the relevance of science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives and
  • to demonstrate the importance of science in the future development of Irish society and the economy.

Locally (in Kilkenny) there are three events listed on ScienceWeek.ie.

A practical examination of farm animal digestive systems

Details: 2pm, November 10th, free admission. Takes place at Kildalton Agricultural College, Piltown.
An opportunity to examine the ruminant and monogastric digestive systems. Ideal for students undertaking the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science course. This is not for the faint hearted so be warned!!!

Mobile Planetarium incorporating a science and astronomy show.

Details: Nov 10, During school hours at Presentation Secondary, Loughboy. Invitation only.
The planetarium has a detailed night sky with 3,000 star points. There will be a live interactive presentation using images and video to illustrate our universe and solar system.

Schools Science Display

Details: Runs Monday 8th – Friday 12th, 10am to 5pm at Castlecomer Discover Park. Free to general public.
A display of Science project work from local schools in the foyer of the visitor centre at Castlecomer Discovery Park

You can submit events you’re organising or involved in and find more events in your area at ScienceWeek.ie

Author: Ken McGuire

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