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 …
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!