2018 Festival Exhibition Day

Exhibition

 Details on Exhibits, Shows and Workshops to help

PLAN YOUR DAY!

Bailey Allen Hall – Main Exhibition Hall – Red Zone
Bailey Allen Hall & Concourse Not be missed – Ensure to allocate time to visit the main Exhibition Hall, where there will be exciting interactive stands by NUI Galway, Boston Scientific, Cisco, Marine Institute, GMIT, Fidelity, Creganna/TE, Merit Medical, Valeo, Aerogen, Romero Games, SOTI, Observatory UK and Galway’s Astronomy Club, Junior Achievement, Digital Makers Space along with great exhibits from local schools.

 

Bailey Allen – Red Zone
Exploration Dome Outside the Bailey Allen Hall New to 2018

 ‘Sunstruck, explore the sun’ travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun and discover the wonders of our magnificent sun.

 

Parents & children All ages

40 mins

10.00 : 11.00 : 12.00 : 14.00 : 15.00 : 16.00 : 17.00
Blackrock Observatory The Cube New to 2018

Take a tour of the night sky in CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory’s portable planetarium, the StarDome.

 

Parents & children

40 mins

10.30 : 11.30 : 12.30 : 14.30 : 15.30 : 16.30
Teddy Bear Hospital The Hub Bring your teddy for a check-up. Have your blood pressure and reflex checked.  Visit the Podiatry Clinic and learn how to prevent lower limbs and feet problems.

 

Parents & children  

Walk through

 

The Sensory Solar System

 

Meeting Room 1 & 2

(Upstairs)

The sensory room is an inclusive space where children and families of all abilities can engage with their peers and explore the outer space through their senses. Sessions in the space are balanced between self-guided exploration of the space and facilitated activities by the volunteers.

 

 

Parents & children

10.00 : 10.30 : 11.00 : 11.30 : 12.00 : 12.30 : 13.00 : 13.30 : 15.00 : 15.30 : 16.00 : 16.30 : 17.00
Bug Doctor by Dr Michel Dugon The View (upstairs) Stick and leaf insects, giant snails, tarantulas, scorpions, giant centipedes, train millipedes, snakes and the lizards all seen up close! Parents & children

All ages

40 mins

11.00 : 12.00 : 14.00 : 15.00 : 16.00 : 17.00
Cell Explorers – Fantastic DNA The Space – upstairs The Fantastic DNA! Workshop has 2 discovery activities based around DNA, the key molecule to life. Participants will extract DNA from a banana and build a DNA model! Fantastic DNA is supported by a SFI Discover award.

 

Parents & children    ages 6+

30 mins

11.30 : 12.30 : 13.30 : 15.30 : 16.30
Donogh O’Donoghue Centre – Red Zone
EA Games Theatre Demo’s of all EA Games new releases for all you gaming fans! All ages

Child & parents

45 mins

10.00 : 11.00 : 12.00 : 13.00 : 14.00 : 15.00 : 16.00 : 17.00
EA Games Room 4 Come and join the EA Galway team where there will be multiplayer consoles set-up with our new releases: Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed 2 and SIMS 4. We’re also excited to be bringing a VR headset and games for you to try out too.

 

 

Child & adult

 

Walk through

Lego Education Workshop Room 3 Learn it Lego workshops deepen the understanding of how forces can affect motion and explore concepts of energy.   Participants will predict, estimate, observe, measure, and record their investigations. Ages 8 – 12

60 mins

11.15 : 12.30 : 13.45 : 15.00 : 16.15
Lego Education Workshop Room 2  

Ages 6 – 7

60 mins

11.30 : 12.45 : 14.00 : 15.15 : 16.30
K’nex Roadshow Room 1 A colourful, fun workshop focussing on spatial building systems for all to enjoy. Children only – Ages 6 to 10

45 mins

 

10.15 : 11.15 : 12.15 : 14.15 : 15.15 : 16.15
Orbsen Building – Green Zone
RSA Rollover Simulator The ‘simulation’ demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision, and the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt should this occur.

 

RSA Interactive Shuttle The main aim of the Road Safety Interactive Unit (or ‘Shuttle’ as we call it) is to provide the general public and other target audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety.  There is something for everyone on the Shuttle because road safety is for everyone.

 

Valeo – demo the latest in self drive cars Come and see the latest in technology for self-drive cars.  Using a mobile phone to navigate the car and experience the responsiveness of the car to objects/people in close proximity.

 

Institute of Physics Buskers The concept of “Physics Busking” was established in Ireland in 2005 by the Irish Science on Stage team through collaboration between the Institute of Physics in Ireland and CASTeL at Dublin City University.

 

The Eccentric Energy Show with Dr. How’s Science Wows Seminar Room. (Top of the stairs) Where does energy come from? What types of energy are there and what amazing things can we do with them?  The Eccentric Energy show explores all this and lots more! Parents & children –

All ages

40 mins

11.30 : 12.30 : 14.30 : 15.30 : 16.30
IT Building – Green Zone
Sue McGrath’s ‘Science of Bubbles’ IT250 Have you ever wondered about the magic of bubbles.  Sue will attempt to show many incredible bubble tricks and then relate them to Science. Parents & children

All ages

45 mins

12.00 : 13.30 : 15.00 : 16.15
Xperimental – Sparxl the Electricity Show ITG125 From the very hot to the very cold! My money is on fire! And my marshmallows! We will even burn the air! After all that heat we’ll need something to cool us down. How about some ice cold drinks? Maybe a cold shower? Or maybe even a dip in an icy waterfall! Parents & children

Age 4 -10

40 mins

11.30 : 12.45 : 14.00 : 15.15 : 16.30
Kitchen Chemistry IT202 A hands on exploration of colourful and fun chemistry experiments. Build up your atomic model and prepare a bouncy ball! Parents & children

Up to age 10

60 mins

10.00 : 11.30 : 12.30 : 13.00 : 14.30 : 16.00
 

The Shapes of Space

 

IT203 In this hands-on workshops discover what connects ancient Greek Philosophy with the shapes of viruses, the hardness and brightness of diamonds and the remote site of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands off Scotland’s north coast? Parents and children

Age 9+

40 mins

 

10.30 : 12.00 : 14.00 : 15.30

‘Go Fly your Kite’ – STEM workshop
IT204 History of kite flying; How does a kite fly?; Physics of kites

Forces of nature; Assembly & design your own kite.

 

Children only need tickets 10.30 : 11.45 : 13.00 : 15.00 : 16.15
‘Up the Pipe’ by Alma Siggins AC206 An international workshop, originally developed in New Zealand. Explore the vast range of chemicals that we use in our daily lives, which typically end up going down our drain and into our environment.

 

Children only

Age 10+

11.00 : 12.30 : 14.00 : 15.30
Rocket Power Workshop with Toodlelou IT207 A STEAM challenge for budding designers and engineers.  This workshop will explore what gives a rocket it’s incredible power? Can a rocket be powered by just one person? How high can a make-it-yourself rocket soar?

 

Children & adults       Up to age 8

40 mins

11.00 : 12.00 : 13.00 : 14.30 : 15.30 : 16.30
Human Biology Building – Blue Zone
Medtronic Experience Foyer Come and see Medtronic’s fantastic new exhibit that will incorporate the perennial product demos, virtual reality, augmented reality and an immersive “Kids Hospital”

 

Walk through
Alan Turing, Enigma and Code breaking in WWII by Dr James Grime Lecture Theatre New to 2018 – Not to be missed:

The highly acclaimed Enigma project will bring mathematics to life through the fascinating history and mathematics of codes and code breaking, from ancient times to World War Two and on to today’s world of hacking and Internet encryption.

 

Age 12+

60 mins

12pm
Dr Natalie Starkey: Catching Stardust: revealing the secrets of comets and… Lecture Theatre Dr Natalie Starkey, renowned geologist and cosmochemist, will give an insightful talk on how our mysterious cosmic neighbours, the comets and asteroids, have acted to shape our past, possibly delivering key ingredients to Earth for life to begin and to help understand a crucial time in our history – the birth of the Solar System, and everything contained within it.

 

Age 12+

60 mins

13.15
ReelLife Science Award Ceremony Lecture Theatre Screening of winning videos and presentation to the winning schools.

 

Invitation only 14.30
Award Ceremony Lecture Theatre Presentation of the best school exhibits, special recognition award and ReelLife Science winners.

 

Invitation only 15.15
Sensory Room Room 1 New to 2018 A sensory room for some quiet time from all the hussle and bussle.  Beanbags will be provided and lights kept dim.  Supported Medtronic.

 

 Walk in  
Microanatomy Lab An interactive session to introduce children to microscopes and their uses in discovering microanatomy – particularly the interrelationship between cells and the tissues they comprise of.

 

 
Arts and Science Concourse – Blue Zone
3D Digital Design by WhizzKids AC201 Learn how to create your own 3D house/castle. It allows projects to be brought to life in a new and exciting manner. Children only    Ages 10+

One hour

11.00 : 12.00 : 13.00 : 15.00 : 16.00
James Grime & the Enigma Machine workshop AC202 An opening interactive presentation introduces cryptography – the science and mathematics of codes and code breaking – including a demonstration of a genuine WWII enigma machine! Followed by a workshop when you become the codebreaker!

 

Parents & children   Suitable ages 10+

90 mins

10.00 &

16.00

Observatory UK AC203 Scale of the Solar System. Using Play-Doh and long strips of paper the families work in small teams to create the planets of the Solar System to scale and plot the distances between the planets.

 

Parent & child  Suitable ages 7 – 12 years

45 mins

11.00 : 12.00 : 13.00 : 15.00 : 16.00
Sirius Science

 

Kirwan Theatre Come on this celestial journey with Rob Hill by visiting the Space Station to observe how astronauts live, and work, on-board this incredible man-made facility which is whizzing around Planet Earth.

 

Parents & children

Age 10+

45 mins

12.30 : 14.00 : 15.15 : 16.30
Your beautiful Biased Brain by James Soper Anderson Theatre

 

The world you see is not how it seems……………  learn about the weird and wonderful workings of our brains and behaviour. Be prepared to have your mind warped and your world turned, quite literally, upside down.

 

Parents & children

All ages

60 mins

12.15 : 13.45 : 15.15 : 16.30
ReelLife Science Cinema Larmor Theatre Watch a collection of the best Short Science Videos produced by schools and community groups in Ireland this year. Each three-minute video explores a different aspect of science and technology, including the history of dinosaurs, volcanoes and the science of smashing! More information can be found at www.reellifescience.com/news.

 

Parents & children – All ages

 

40 mins

11.00 : 12.00 : 13.00 : 14.00 : 15.00 : 16.00 : 17.00
CURÁM – Science on the Screen D’Arcy Thompson Theatre Join us for a short documentary, ‘Feats of Modest Valour’, to learn about the effects of Parkinson’s disease on people’s lives.  Q&A with NUI Galway scientists. 30 min movie

30 min Q&A

 

Parents & child

Age 12+

12.30 : 14.00 : 15.30
‘Space & Astronomy’ by Declan Holmes Dillon Theatre The Space Show takes students a tour of solar system from our amazing Earth to the moons of Saturn. We will discover how lucky we are to live on a warm planet with air and water. We will explore what would happen if the Sun was a thousand times its size or if Mars crashed into Earth. Parents & children

All ages

45 mins

11.30 : 13.00 : 14.15 : 15.30 : 16.45