Science events for March
March is upon us! Where does the time go? (That’s more of a philosophical question than one for the physicists).
When did you last go to the theatre? Well, why not combine it with a science excursion and go to see Rough Magic‘s Improbable Frequency at the Gaiety Theatre. A musical comedy that features a certain Erwin Schrödinger (he of the cat fame), a crossword afficiando, Myles na gCopaleen, and a multitude of spies! Tickets start from €25 and the show runs from the 13th to the 24th of March. Visit gaietytheatre.ie for booking information.
The next lecture in the UCD Physics – RDS Distinguished Speaker Series will be held on Tuesday March 20th. Prof. John Zarnecki will discuss Saturn’s famous moon Titan, and its unusual properties. The talk is free and starts at 6pm in the RDS. Visit rds.ie or ucd.ie/physics for the details and to book.
For those of you living in the windy city (Galway is always very windy, I find!), 091labs is your local hackerspace. If you haven’t been before (or even if you have), they’re holding an open day on Saturday March 24th where you can find out what exactly it is that hackerspaces do and how you can get involved. So if you like craft or making things or building electronics or fixing computers, pop along! Visit 091labs.com for the details.
Also on Saturday March 24th, the Irish Met Society will host a series of talks on the Science of Weather Forecasting. The event will run in the National Botanic Gardens from 9am. The event is free but booking is essential. Visit irishmetsociety.org for details and to book.
What do Sesame Street, Lego and Audi have in common? Representatives from each will be speaking on 29th March in Tullamore at the Atlantic Conference, an annual event that explores STEM education and enterprise (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). There’s a very promising line-up of Irish and international speakers, including a keynote address by Carol Lynn Parente, producer of Sesame Street. More info here.
Lastly, not quite an event, but it has a deadline that’s a date and that’s good enough for us! The International School of Science Journalism and Communication has 24 fellowships available for EU science writers, communicators and students. The fellowships include the cost of travel to the school, the fees for the school itself, and some of the costs of staying in Erice (that’s in Italy, so think sunshine along with science). For details, visit the school website before the May 1st deadline (early notice so you can start your proposals).
As always, if you have any science events from anywhere in Ireland that you’d like us to share, let us know! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can tweet at us at @scibernia.
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