More Cork Science

Cork has a wealth of science engagement available for the young and not so young not just for Science Week but also all year round. Here is just a short list available as outreach to schools, onsite visits or public engagement.

Astrobiology Workshops – CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory (Monday 14th – Friday 18th)

Astrobiology workshops for upper primary and second level students. Is there life out there? How would we know? Are we it??  Two workshop sessions are available per day, up to 30 students per workshop and the cost is €5.00/student (subsidised rate is supported by funding from Science Foundation Ireland) for further information and booking details contact  021 432 6120  or email

Creative Tech Club: Young Architects – Glucksman Gallery (Tuesday 15th – Sunday 20th ) 

During the month of October the Glucksman invited children aged 9-12 yrs to imagine what the cities of the future will look like. Over the course of 4 workshops participants worked with artist Laurie Legrand, using leading STEAM learning techniques, to create the many elements that make up a city looking at power supply, amenities, buildings, sustainability and greenery. The exhibition Creative Tech Club: Young Architects invites the public to come and view the creativity of these young artists, designers, scientists and architects at the Glucksman this November. More information is available at 4901844 or

UCC Science Week (Monday 14th – Friday 18th)

University College Cork have an exciting line up of workshops, shows and talks available for Science Week 2016, events include “Bananas about Biology”, “Deadly Dinosaurs” “Microbes All Around Us” and much much more, details available here.

CIT Science Week Events 

Cork Institute of Technology offer fun engaging events for Science Week suitable for primary, secondary and third level, follow the link for more details.

From Earth & Space; Open Night at Blackrock Castle Observatory (Friday 18th) 

As special family-friendly open night for Science Week, 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 8.00 pm scientists and researchers present short talks on Cork based nature projects; in association with Cork Nature Network, the evening continues with an opportunity to join Cork Astronomy Club on Stargazing mission of the night sky. For more event information and booking details contact  021 4326120  or email

Meet The Artist – Cork County Library HQ, Carrigrohane Rd (Friday 18th – 13.00-14.00) 

 An opportunity to meet the Artist Angela Gilmour discuss her unique art-meets-science exhibition “The Sum of All Parts” which is based at Cork County Library HQ during November, all are welcome.

Chemistry Magic Show – UCC, Friday 18th November 19.00 . Presented by Dr. Declan Kennedy and his team the Chemistry Magic Show  showcases themes such as Composition of the Air, the Periodic Table, Colourful Chemistry, Catalysts, Fuels and Explosions. Suitable for children 12-15 yrs and adults.  Pre-booking is essential. Tickets are free and are issued on a first-come-first served basis. Tickets may only be booked by sending an email to

Lifetime Lab Primary Science Quiz – Devere Hall, UCC (Wednesday 23rd – 18.00-21.00) 

The Lifetime Lab 2016 Primary Science Quiz will take place on Wednesday 23rd November at Devere Hall, UCC at 6.30pm. Registration of school teams is underway, due to the high demand and venue limitations tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis. See for more details.