While ‘moon bouncing’ may sound like something straight out of a futuristic SciFi world, the Earth-Moon-Earth radio communications technique that uses the moon as a surface to bounce signals sent from one point on Earth back down to another point on Earth has been reality since WWII. It’s also the subject of the Inevitable Ether …
Moon bouncing, Star Trek, signals to space and tours of the National Space Centre come together to bring Space Fest visitors an out of this world celebration of space in Cork.
19 + 20 NOV 11AM – 4:30PM Tour the National Space Centre and explore the work of artists-in-residence Emilia Tapprest and Valerie van Zuijlen alongside creations by 100 young people.
FRI 18 NOV 6:30PM The opening of the Inevitable Ether exhibition and discussion panel with artists Emilia Tapprest and Valerie van Zuijlen.
THUR 17 NOV 6:30PM Learn to identify and capture the cosmos from your own backyard in this hands-on workshop introducing astro photography and star gazing.
WED 16 NOV 6:30PM What happens when an aerialist and an engineer collide? Find out in this physical physics demonstration and workshop focused on the mechanics of flight.
TUES 15 NOV 6:30PM: An evening with multi-award winning science fiction and fantasy writer Diane Duane, with Frances McCarthy from Blackrock Castle Observatory.
MON 14 NOV 6:30PM Explore how we can transmit sounds to communicate across the universe using radio, electronics and other instruments.
SUN 13 NOV 1PM: Be part of the NASA GLOBE Clouds Team measuring clouds using satellites and creating your own LED cloud!