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Science Week 2021 Thursday 11th November

Thu, 11 Nov 2021

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
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The Amazing Cosmos Journey! Robert Hill, ESA and  Director of the Northern Ireland (NI) Space Office, 

10am:  Primary Level

Robert Hill will take us on an exciting virtual journey through the Amazing Cosmos!!

As we look to the night sky we imagine what lies beyond our protective blanket of the atmosphere. We sometimes glimpse visitors from beyond as shooting stars as they burn up in the atmosphere above. We may witness the night sky light up in a cosmic dance with the beautiful Northern Lights. There is even the possibility to gaze upon ancient distant travellers as comets as they pass by us on their own journey around our star, The Sun. Through telescopes we gaze out into the universe and travel through space and time. Our scientific endeavours and exploration of space have uncovered incredible vistas and secrets yet to be explained.

This very visual presentation will highlight some of the amazing discoveries we have made about our own Solar System and out into interstellar space and the universe beyond


Responsible Software Engineering Webinar

Time: 13:00 – 13:45 

Lero Webinar panel: Responsible Software Engineering

Dr Jim Buckley, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Lmerick


"The Science behind a Successful Athlete" - Dr Brian Carsen, UL


Time: 13:00 – 15:00 

"The Science behind a Successful Athlete" Workshop Series

Get  a ‘taster’ to each of the disciplines within Sport Science in workshops like

        The Physiology of an Olympic Cyclist

        The Athlete Brain (Psychology)

        The Science of Skill Acquisition: From the Coach to the Athlete and more


Science Career Information Evening for potential students, parents and teachers

Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The Faculty of Science and Engineering presents work experience talks in which former University of Limerick Science students present an overview of their careers since graduating.  Learn what is involved in studying and working in Science and about the exciting careers available.  An overview of the skills and knowledge gained in the degree programmes and how it has benefited our past students in their careers. 

There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the session also to speak with faculty and the graduates on a one-to-one basis.  


Please note that this festival of events is a hybrid model of both online and physical events. All physical events will run in line with government public health advice.