Posts tagged botany
On Sunday 28th of August, our very own Tríona (that’s me!) will be presenting a squishy circuits workshop in the Science Gallery. Suitable for everyone from twelve to a hundred and twelve, the workshop involves building circuits and electronic sculptures from conductive dough. The workshop costs four euro per person. For further details and to book, visit sciencegallery.com/events
Astronomy Ireland’s annual fundraiser, the Star-B-Q, happens on Saturday August 27th in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. With Michelin-starred chefs and some of the most powerful telescopes in ireland, everyone is guaranteed a great evening. For further details on tickets and location, visit astronomy.ie
Yet more events for the weekend of the 27th and 28th of August! There will be a range of talks and guided walks at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin to celebrate heritage week, from woodturning to a tour of the rare and old trees that inhabit the garden. Visit botanicgardens.ie for more details.
Irish Hackerspaces week is running from the 20th to the 28th of August. The various hackerspaces will host a range of events to get you thinking about starting your next project, whether it’s scientific, crafty or electronic. For information on your local space and the events they’ll be running visit tog.ie for Dublin, 091labs.com for Galway, hackerspacecork.com for Cork and milklabs.ie for Limerick.
Gravity is an art exhibition that is running in Cork’s Crawford art gallery until the 29th of October. The exhibit explores both physical and metaphysical interpretations of gravity. Over 29 artists are presenting at the exhibition, so there will be much to admire and enjoy. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to five pm, and admission is free.
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It’s back… and this time it’s personal. (Well, it’s always personal, but we just wanted to be dramatic.) After a little rest, recuperation and some navel-gazing, the Scibernia podcast is back in action, with a brand new format and some new voices. (Same old navels though – oh well.) We aim to bring you a half-hour show every week from now on, so set your listening machines to ‘stun’, or at least to ‘download’.
To listen to Episode 6, just press play below, click ‘Download’ or subscribe via iTunes.
In this episode:
- We talk to Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation about his ‘grand plan’ for combatting ageing.
- Our studio panel discuss whether they’d like to live forever and whether it would be ethical to do so.
- In our Culture Corner, we discuss BBC4’s new science programme, ‘Botany: A Blooming History‘.
- And we have a round-up of science-related events.
And don’t forget that if you have a burning science-y question you’ve always wanted to know the answer to, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we promise to get a scientist to answer your question.