Space Studies Programme comes to Cork

Commencing on June 26 until August 25, 2017 Cork Institute of Technology plays host to the International Space University’s annual Space Studies Program (SSP17). In the summer of 2017 CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) celebrates 10 years as an award-winning science and discovery centre, engaging close to 1 million people…

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Bread, Beer & Biotech 28th June 2017

What causes fermentation? Why is beer not barley water? Why is wine so delicious? Could yeast replace petrochemicals? Can fungi prevent wrinkles? What do alcohol, insulin and bioplastics have in common? Where do vaccines come from? How has brewing changed the history of Cork? How did Irish monks change Europe?…

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Nominate Your 2017 Science Hero

The Search is on for Ireland’s ‘Science Hero’ Nominate your ‘Science Hero’ as part of the Guaranteed Irish ‘Hero’ Awards, which recognise the work of people who have been ambassadors for Ireland both at home and abroad. Members of the public are invited to nominate their science hero by using #GIhero on…

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Cork Science Festival Wrap Up

What a week we have had with Cork Science Festival, need to thank all who helped make Science Week in Cork such a success. Way too many to mention on this post but we will be in touch once we have the numbers collated, photos collected, videos made, reports written…

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Community Festival of Science – Sunday 20th

The closing closing event of Cork Science Festival and Science Week takes place at Neptune Stadium on Sunday 20th November, we hope to welcome children, parents, grandparents,aunts and uncles, the very young and the not so young to come along and meet ordinary people who use science everyday to do…

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From Earth & Space: Friday 18th, Blackrock Castle Observatory

As special family-friendly open night for Science Week, Blackrock Castle Observatory present “From Earth & Space” . Commencing at 7.00 pm author John O’Sullivan, discusses his new book, In the Footsteps of Columbus, European Missions to the International Space Station and displays a sample of his extensive Space Mission Patch Collection. At…

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ISTA Senior Science Quiz

The Regional Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz will take place nationwide on Thursday 17th November at 7pm. Further Information is available at www.ista.ie 

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Science Rising: November 19th Cork City Hall

Science Rising: Small Beginnings (4-8 yrs) Street Scientist Anna brings colour and brightness to these dark November days with colourful balloons, spinning plates and other fun illustrations of basic science principles. As Winnie-the-Pooh famously said ‘No-one can be uncheered with a balloon’, and Cork’s smallest scientists, aged 4-8, will love…

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Science & Tech Films at Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival present a strong strand of Tech & Science films in the Festival this year, including, Know All – As the lines of public and private domains blur and technology forces society to abandon the notion of anonymity, Anne-Marie asks whether Big Data is selling Ireland short. The Internet &…

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Cork Science Festival suggested reading list

Cork Science Festival put out a call to researchers, scientists,educators, friends, families and most importantly parents to recommend some good reading for Science Week, below is what came back, this list is by no means exhaustive !. If you have any good books to add let us know at corksciencefestival@gmail.com…

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