Featured Events

From Wolf to Woof, The Science of Dogs

Athlone Institute of Technology, Monday, 13 November 2017, 8 – 10pm

Join us for a fascinating evening with a Veterinary Scientist and an Evolutionary Biologist as they explore the world of canines. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Learn about the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention.

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Discovery Day

St Mel's College, St Mel's Road, Deanscurragh, Longford, Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10am – 2pm

An open event for families with The Reptile Zoo, Dinosaur Science with Dale Treadwell, Anyone 4 Science Shows, Science Energy Drinks Workshop, Coding Robots & Drones, Careers & Subjects Workshop. Suitable for aged 8 and up and young children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is presented in association with Abbott.

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The Science of Relationships

Douglas Hyde Theatre, Athlone Institute of Technology,Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8 – 9:30pm

Join author and neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto for a unique discussion exploring the science of relationships, everything from family, work and love and our engagement with technology. Giovanni is an engaging speaker who has published books on relationships and emotions

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Midlands Science Festival increases awareness of the value of  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the midlands region amongst all age groups. We celebrate science in our community in a number of ways, everything from astronomy to knitting can be explored through shows, workshops and talks.

This year’s festival includes “From Wolf To Woof, The Science Of Dogs”, “Intimacy, The Science Of Relationships”, Dinosaur Science Shows, Playground Science, Ironman Engineering, The Science Of Back To The Future and lots more. Popular  activities such as virus and cures knitting patterns for local knitters  and a Science Festival Book Club are back again this year. 

With everything from Ironman to Basset Hounds, the Midlands Science Festival is a unique opportunity to explore science through a curated programme of interactive exhibits, workshops and shows. Supported by Science Foundation and a number of partners, this year is the fifth year of the festival.