Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Book signing in Tullamore

Sunday Times best-selling author Dr Steve Brusatte came to Tullamore during the Midlands Science festival to talk to locals about his life in dinosaur discoveries. He is one of the world’s leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters armed with cutting edge technology and he is piecing together the complete story of how the […]

The Dinosaur Fun continues in Westmeath!

Dale Treadwell of Naturally Wild is well known for his RTEjr Television slots with Albie the Why Guy and Dustin the Turkey featuring wildlife to be found in Irish back gardens. Dinos Down under takes us back to Dale’s childhood back garden of Australia but with a twist, it is from 100 million years ago […]

Forensic Fun and Investigation in Athlone!

International Terrorism expert, Prof Andrew Silke and Brian Gibson of Forensic Science Ireland, Jackie Gorman and Pauline Nally of Midlands Science and Craig Slattery, UCD and Midlands Science at the Science Week event, which explored forensic science, poisoning by spies and the psychology of terrorism. The event took place in Athlone Little Theatre and featured  a […]

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 […]