Category: Science

Sustainable Space

Event Description:
We are entering a new age of space exploration! As we venture further into space, we have to make sure our missions are not only safe and successful but also sustainable. Did you know there are around 6,000 satellites still in space, but less than half of them work? All of those old, unused satellites are creating space litter! Or can you believe that the lift-off of one of SpaceX’s rockets emits 336 tonnes of CO2, or the equivalent of driving the average car around the world 70 times? Our use and exploration of outer space is clearly in need of sustainability!

Our first ever, virtual sustainable space event will explore the links between space and sustainability. It will investigate how sustainability is influencing space exploration, where there are opportunities for sustainability in space, and where sustainability is already in use in space. Join us online Saturday October 9th for this FREE, exciting space event! This event is suitable for all ages.

When purchasing your FREE ticket, please indicate which workshops you would like to attend from the ticket list below. You can attend all workshops by getting a ticket to each one.

Kids and Families
11.30-12.30: Rediscovery Centre Space Workshop
12:30-13:10: Armagh Planetarium Space Junk Talk
13:30-14:00: Dr. Niamh Shaw Astronaut Talk

Teens and Adults
14:00-14:45: Dr. Niall Smith Blackrock Castle Observatory- "Space: The Sustainable Frontier"
15:00-15:45: ILOFAR and Dunsink Observatory
16:00-16:30: Dr. Peter Martinez Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation

Event Date and Time:
Sat, Oct 9, 2021 11:00 - 16:30

Event Location:
Online

Event Price: FREE

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Women in STEM

Event Description:
Our world is changing at whirlwind speed. The challenges we face today, from climate change to infectious diseases, are unlike anything we have faced before. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) helps us to understand and address these issues. Women's contribution to STEM is vital for our future but unfortunately, in Ireland, only 25% of the STEM workforce are women.

We want to inspire the next generation of Irish women in STEM, and so as a part of the Let’s Talk Science Festival 2021, we are hosting a Women in STEM virtual panel event. This event is open to the public (15+ years) and provides insight into STEM careers through first-hand experiences of women scientists and researchers. The panel of scientists involved will span the spectrum of STEM disciplines and will have an open and honest discussion about their lives and careers, as well as answer all of your questions.

Event Date and Time:
Thu, Nov 11, 2021 11:00AM - 12PM

Event Location:
Online

Event Price: FREE

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