Featured Events

Space, Crossing the Knowledge Horizon

Tue 12th 2:00pm November Audience: Adult Venue: Institute of Technology Carlow

From the earliest of times humankind has looked up at the sky in wonder. Through precision observation and testing we have replaced the original mysticisms with a deeper understanding. At Eureka 2019, we will bring you on an exquisite journey exploring space and time, offering new views of the early Universe. In addition, we will venture back to the Apollo era, from the personal perspective of a NASA analyst. We will also talk about the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble, and see what treats are in store for the future. It is set to be the best year yet, come join us and be amazed by what’s out there.


  • Dr Créidhe O’Sullivan – Head of Department, Experimental Physics, Maynooth University.
  • Mr Pat Norris – Apollo navigation analyst (1966-1970).
  • Dr Patrick Kavanagh – Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Precious Planets Part 2

Wed 13th of November 7:00pm Audience: Adult Venue: Institute of Technology Carlow

Promises to be a very interesting and thought-provoking session, which will consist of a range of interactive talks focused on the major challenges that our planet faces. In particular, they will cover topics such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable energy systems. The significant effects of global warming on animals and biodiversity will also be discussed. The session will examine what new narratives are needed to increase public support for radical action on Climate Change.

Celebrating Women in Technology

Wed 13th 10:00am Audience: Secondary (1st Yr) Venue: Institute of Technology Carlow

Join us in a discussion with women who are leaders in technology in Ireland. This event will bring together successful female technologists who will present their own experiences and what inspired them to consider science and technology as a career path. As influencers, they will talk about their work, career and discuss how they are strong advocates for creating more opportunities for the next generation of female scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

EUREKA is a new, fun and interactive Science and Technology Festival for Carlow and neighbouring counties. This festival has been established to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics, subjects and career opportunities to various demographic groups. A wide range of events and activities is planned for Science Week, which will be formally launched on Monday 13th of November, these include, active learning workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, interactive seminars, STEM themed cakes, debates and fireworks. This festival is the result of a strategic collaboration between the Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow Museum and the County Library in Carlow. It will become a flagship STEM calendar event for the region, which will use innovative outreach methods to promote interest and discourse in STEM subjects and topics for young and old alike. The festival is kindly supported by Science Foundation Ireland.