SOLD OUT: The Physics of Aerial Flight with Circus Factory

WED 16 NOV 6:30PM What happens when an aeriailst and an engineer collide? Find out in this 2-hour physical physics demonstration and workshop focused on the mechanics of flight. Engineer and performer Brian O’Mahony will work with performers from Circus Factory to explain conservation of angular momentum and its importance in both flight and aerial work. Concepts will be demonstrated by Circus Factory artists and audience members will have an opportunity to volunteer in demonstrations and to practice fundamental concepts. The workshop will take place in the unique setting of the roundroom control centre below the Big Dish. This event will be recorded and shared online after the event with subtitles in English for accessibility.

Details & Booking

  • Date: Wednesday 15 November, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM (break included)
  • Location: National Space Centre, Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton

CIRCUS FACTORY is a regional hub for the training and provision of circus and street arts in Cork and the South West of Ireland. Performers will be led by JUDENALD MARCUS PENDERS, who’s technical training includes Dynamic Trapeze utilising theories of physics and momentum and study of the body’s own weight and propulsion.

BRIAN O’MAHONY is a chartered member of Engineers Ireland with a decade long career in engineering and a passion for science communication. He is an accomplished performer and public speaker using clowning, song, circus and spoken word to bring joy, open minds, and share practical and fantastic applications of STEAM in the real world.