Featured Events

The role of Nutrition for Vision in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7 – 8pm, Waterford Institute of Technology (F03), Waterford

The lecture will discuss the link between nutrition and enhancement of human function, with emphasis on how dietary pigments, known as carotenoids, enhance vision and cognitive function for the general population. The importance of nutrition for age-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease will be explained.

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It Takes Guts! with the London Science Museum

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:45am – 2:20pm, The Street, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford

This is a gross, squirm-inducing show all about the workings of the human digestive system. 

Follow the journey of your food into your mouth, through the acid bath in your stomach, along metre after metre of pulsating guts, and then out the other end! Brought to WexSci courtesy of CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology. Suitable for adults, young people and secondary school groups. Three sessions: 9:45-10:45am, 11:45am-12:45pm & 1:20-2:20pm. The London Science Museum have been coming to the South East for over 10 years for Science Week.

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From Mayo to Space: Learn how to become a Scientist-Astronaut

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7 – 9pm, Gorey Library

In October, 2017, Norah participated in the Project PoSSUM scientist-astronaut training program at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. Here she acquired the research skills needed to work on the next generation of commercial space vehicles. The training included high-G flight training, spacesuit training, high-altitude training, and much more. Norah will be sharing her experiences, lessons learned and her plans for the future to become Ireland's first women in space!
Suitable for adults and young people.

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The Southeast Science Festival offers a large variety of shows for children, families and schools, presentations and lectures on more serious issues, hands-on workshops, interactive demonstrations and more. Top scientists and science presenters from the Southeast, Ireland and abroad come together to inspire and encourage children, families and the general public to explore different areas of science. Schools, families and all interested are invited to join the Southeast Science Festival.