Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Whatever the Weather!

We had another successful public event in Laois last night when people gathered to learn all about the weather and the role science plays. We were delighted to welcome well-know weather forecaster, Gerald Fleming to address the audience on this very important and fascinating subject.

Golf Science in Tullamore!

A large number of golfers gathered in Esker Hills Golf Club which is just outside Tullamore, during this year’s Midlands Science Festival to learn all about the role science plays in improving their swing. Jackie Gorman of Midlands Science said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Dr Ian Kenny of the University of Limerick [UL] to […]

What Happens Next..in Longford!

“What Happens Next ?” is an interactive lecture delivered by David Featonby and is suitable for primary school classes from 4th class up. The experiments often have quite unexpected outcomes, which enables further discussion or experimentation to take place. Subjects covered include forces, light and reflections, heat transfer and electricity. Students in Longford today enjoyed […]

Space Science for Mullingar

5th & 6th Class pupils of St Kenny NS, Kilpatrick in Mullingar, enjoying the Space show delivered by Declan Holmes as part of this year’s Midlands Science Festival. Students learned  about topics such as space flight, the planets and rocket building and it really was a fun learning experience for everyone!  

Inventing the Impossible in Birr!

Commenting on this year’s festival, Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD said, ‘I am delighted to see the festival activities which are taking place here across the entire region for the sixth year running as part of national Science Week. This festival brings together a number of inspiring speakers and scientists, science communicators, experts and performers all […]

Something for Everyone!

Tuesday of Science Week across the Midlands got off to a flying start with a taste of Space Science, some Google Workshops focusing on computer science and some Dangerous Equations With Marty Jopson. Later in the day we will have The Science Of A Grand Soft Day With Ireland’s Favourite Weatherman Gerald Fleming, What Happens Next With David Featonby, Pollinators, Music […]

Inspiring in Offaly!

There was plenty of exciting science fun in Offaly today when the Junior Einsteins Science Club came to town for a series of engaging, experimental workshops which were professionally delivered in Tullamore library. Science and technology events also took place in Edenderry with the award-winning team from ‘Anyone 4 Science’ and another workshop called ‘Inventing The Impossible’ took place […]

Discovery and Exploration in Longford with Abbott

The annual Midlands Science Festival kicked off on Saturday with the Abbott Discovery Day which took place in St. Mel’s school in Longford as part of Science Week 2018. The day featured fun for people of all ages with dinosaurs, tortoises, exciting experiments, a mobile planetarium and lots more! There is lots more planned for […]