Young sci­en­tists do field­work


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Clara and Me­abh Deane study up on Cork Science Fes­ti­val, which runs from Novem­ber 11 to 18, when Cork li­braries will be host­ing Science Sto­ry­time, with science read­ings, talks and colour­ing

SCIENCE Foun­da­tion Ire­land is call­ing on the peo­ple of Cork to #StopAndAsk ques­tions about the world around them as part of na­tional Science Week 2018.

Run­ning from Novem­ber 11 to 18, the Cork Science Fes­ti­val’s aim is to bring science to the fore of the pub­lic’s minds through fun, en­gag­ing and in­ter­ac­tive events.

Now in its sec­ond year, the #StopAndAsk cam­paign al­lows peo­ple to en­gage with the process of sci­en­tific dis­cov­ery and find out the an­swers to how the world works around them.

The Cork pub­lic is en­cour­aged to ask their ques­tions across so­cial me­dia us­ing the hash­tag #StopAndAsk and to keep an eye out on­line and in the me­dia where there will be op­por­tu­ni­ties through­out the week for the pub­lic to ask their ques­tions.

2017 saw the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether to help the gen­eral pub­lic dis­cover the an­swers to such ques­tions as “why do onions make me cry?” and “how do wire­less phone charg­ers work?”

The #StopAndAsk cam­paign is not the only in­ter­ac­tive ele­ment to the week, with hun­dreds of events set to take place across the coun­try; those in Cork that are not to be missed in­clude:

•Cel­e­brate Science – Sun­day Novem­ber 11 from 12pm to 5pm at the West­ern Gate­way Build­ing in UCC.

•Gut Health, Fit­ness and Per­for­mance – APC Fo­rum – Mon­day Novem­ber 12 at 7.30pm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

•The Science of Beer Brew­ery Tour – Mon­day 12 Novem­ber and Thurs­day Novem­ber 15 at 7pm and 8.30pm at the Ris­ing Sons mi­cro­brew­ery.

•The Black­rock Cas­tle Ob­ser­va­tory Open Night – Fri­day Novem­ber 16 at 7pm at the CIT Black­rock Cas­tle Ob­ser­va­tory.

The num­ber of events means that there is some­thing there for all ages and in­ter­ests, so if you are in and around the area, be sure to call into one of the fan­tas­tic events.

This prom­ises to be a great week of fun and ac­tiv­i­ties for all in­volved.

For a full list of the events or to find out more about what is tak­ing place near your area dur­ing Science Week, you can visit www.sci­ence­ or https://www.corkscience­fes­ti­

Clara and Me­abh Deane en­joy Science Sto­ry­time ahead of Cork Science Fes­ti­val, which runs from Novem­ber 11 to 18. Cork li­braries will be host­ing Science Sto­ry­time dur­ing the week, with science read­ings, talks and colour­ing to cel­e­brate science in our ev­ery­day lives

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