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Festival’s 80 events

Events to take place as part of National Science Week in Clonmel, Kilkenny, Wexford town, New Ross, Enniscorthy, Dungarvan, Lismore, Tramore and Waterford City and places are still available to book for public events

More than 3,000 places were booked out in an hour for primary school events at the Southeast Science festival which runs from 6-18 November 2017. Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s Science outreach centre, will be running events throughout the south east, showcasing the wonders of science with interactive shows and lectures, making sure there is something for everyone.

While the schools events booked out quickly, bookings are currently being taken for a number of public events for adults and children. These include, It takes Guts, a Guinness World Record holding juggler, The London Science Museum’s bubble show, the Lismore Family Science Day, Prof John Nolan, Waterford Institute of Technology talk on the role of nutrition in Age Related Macular Degeneration, and a talk by Dr Carmen Garrido, University of Granada on New developments in cancer diagnostics – a path towards precision medicine.

The Southeast Science Festival is part of National Science Week (co-ordinated by Science Foundation Ireland) and features events in Clonmel, Kilkenny, Wexford town, New Ross, Enniscorthy, Dungarvan, Lismore, Tramore and Waterford City.

This year is a milestone for Sheila Donegan of Calmast. "In my 20 years coordinating Science Week in the south east, it has been wonderful to see the festival grow from a few events in Waterford city to now over 80 events across the southeast in counties Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary, and Kilkenny," she said.

The festival brings top scientists and science presenters from the south east together with international scientists and presenters, with a variety of shows, presentations and lectures on important scientific issues. There are fun shows for children and families, and lectures on more serious science issue affecting all of us for the general public. Eoin Gill of Calmast will present his renowned show on Ireland's, most famous scientist Robert Boyle in Clonmel.

All events during Science Week are FREE, but should be booked through Eleanor Reade, School of Science WIT- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 051 302037.

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