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WexSci science festival at Gorey Library

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 18 November, 2017

















Monday 13 November 11am – 12 pm

How discoveries in Science impact on our daily lives. With Brendan Wallace

Fibre optic, why is it so fast and how does it work? Satellite communications, how do they stay up in the first place?  Glasses – what are they doing with light and why does that make us see better?  All this and much more is discussed and explored in this lecture.
This event is open to school groups and the general public.
Booking essential.

Monday 13 November 4-5 pm

Marine Conservation Workshop

To mark Science Week, Courtown Seal Sanctuary will facilitate a workshop focusing on teaching children the importance of marine conservation and particularly on the work carried out by the Seal Sanctuary.
Family event.  All welcome. Booking essential.

Tuesday 14 November 1.45-2.45pm

Decoding Sound with Brendan Cooney

Music to the ears of one person can be unbearable noise to another.  Learn about how sound is generated and how it is measured.  Brendan Cooney is Senior Executive Scientist with Wexford County Council.
This event is open to secondary schools and members of the public.  Booking essential.

Tuesday, 14 November at 7pm

Brewing up a Storm! with Dr Stephen Whelan
Like meat, alcohol frequently enjoys bad publicity but this is mostly due to our fractious relationship with our fermented friends – beer wine and spirits!  Learn about the process of turning water into wine, what is involved and who are the people behind this €1.4 billion export market?  This workshop aims to explain the science behind alcohol production.
All welcome. Booking essential.

Thursday 16 November 3.30-4.30 pm

Galactic Adventures with Dr Norah Patten
Zebunar scientists have discovered that their planet is in great danger!  it is now up to the children of Planet Zebunar to work together and find a solution to save their home planet.  This interactive workshop will engage the next generation of innovators here on planet Earth through hands-on activities including mission patch design and character development and will draw on their imagination to get them excited about STEM.
Suitable for children aged 5-8 years.
Booking essential

Thursday, 16 November at 7pm
From Mayo to Space:  Learn how to become a Scientist-Astronaut with Dr Norah Patten  
In October 2017, Norah participated in the Project PoSSUM scientist-astronaut training program at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.  Training includes high-G flight training, spacesuit training, high-altitude training, and much more.  Norah will be sharing her experiences, lessons learned and her plans to become Ireland’s first woman in space!  Booking essential

Saturday 18 November

Fantastic Physics Demonstration
Two workshops: 11am – 12pm & 2.30-3.30 pm
Could you use physics to escape from jail?  Make a mechanism for the smallest child to lift an adult.  Find out what frogs legs and coca cola have in common.  Make teabags fly, sit on a bed of nails and much much more!!
Suitable for family groups. Booking essential


November 15
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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