Discover World Space Week 2015

World Space Week 2015 highlights the great era of deep space discovery that we are in. We have never learnt as much of the universe we live in as in the last decade. Space telescopes, deep space probes and several interplanetary satellites and landers have shown us the magic, wonders and opportunities of new worlds.

The mission of World Space Week Association (WSWA) is to strengthen the link between space and society through public education, participation, and dialogue on the future of space activity using World Space Week as a focus.

Exoplanets, galaxies far away and close by and landings on planets, moons, asteroids and comets teach us about where we humans have come from and where we will go in the future. Space is all about Discovery!

Why not start using Google Earth to start travelling around the world, watch some of your favourite movies with your friends like Star Trek, Star Wars, Apollo 13..or have a space themed games night or scavenger hunt!

Behind the Scenes at Midlands Science Festival 2015!

Jackie and Eddie

The countdown has begun and with less than eight weeks to go until this year’s national Science Week and the Midlands Science Festival kick off, we are really gearing up to make it our best year yet!

We’ll be serving up an exciting feast of around 90 activities and events for all ages so please keep an eye on our blog and events page for updates and news which will be coming your way very soon.

This year’s festival will provide something for all ages. In particular, we want to ensure that we are really focusing on younger audiences as our research tells us that the earlier we can get into classrooms to start promoting science, the better.

We are really pleased to have the Reptile Zoo back again to entertain children with a variety of exotic animals and the Irish Wildlife Trust and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland who will be teaching children about environmental awareness through participation in a range of games and activities. We are also very excited about bringing the Exploration Dome to a Midlands primary school where pupils will learn about earth science, maths and astronomy and there are lots more workshops, shows and surprises from star gazing to bogs and insects to sea creatures right across the region this November.

We look forward to celebrating the wonders of science with you all!
Science Week 2.0 – be inspired, get involved and design your future!

Photo: One of our key speakers, Dr. Eddie Murphy with Midlands Science Festival Director,
Jackie Gorman at Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Co. Offaly.