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This Week in Space
May 20th 2019
On this week in 1964 engineer and former NASA astronaut Paul W. Richards is born. More about this
The next opportunity to join us will be our monthly public meeting on 8th April, see below.
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Pint of Science anyone?
Here’s an unusual opportunity to further your science education. Visit a pub in Cork this week and you can hear short talks on a variety of scientific topics followed by a lively question and answer session. The event spans Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (May 20, 21, 22). Turn up at the Bridge Bar on Bridge Street on Tuesday from 6.30 to 8, and you can hear our observing convenor John Cuthbert talk about astronomy from your backyard. As a bonus you’ll also get “Quantum Mysteries and Future Technologies” by Professor Andreas Ruschhaupt and “Embrace the Rainbow: Nature’s Colourful Secrets!” by Dr Luke McDonald
With luck you can just turn up, though to be sure of getting in you should book your free place
Venues in the city
It’s all part of the Pint of Science Festival. Other venues besides The Bridge are The Old Oak, The Franciscan Well, The Poor Relation, Oyster Tavern, Liberty Bar and Nana Nagle. At each there will be two or three 20-minute talks followed by questions. Why not trawl through the list on the Pint of Science website, and see if you find something to interest you.
In his talk at the Bridge Bar, John hopes to answer questions such as: Why are there no green stars? What colour star is our Sun? Where and when to look for the best meteor shower of the summer? And he’ll finish with a practical guide to planetarium apps for your phone, tablet, or laptop. All this in 20 minutes!
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