2-4 November 2018

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Longitude - Astronomers Vs Clockmakers

Where

Newport

Hotel Newport

When

Price

Sun Nov 04 2018 10:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

7.5

Theme(s)

Science

Family friendly?

In 1727, Isaac Newton made the bold statement : "And I have told you oftener than once that the Longitude is not be found by clock-work alone ... Nothing but Astronomy is sufficient for this purpose." A clockmaker named John Harrison did not agree, believing that he could invent the first accurate marine chronometer. Competing for the Longitude Prize (worth more the €3.5 million in today's money), would an astronomer or a clockmaker cross the finishing line first?

Parent and Child Model Rocket Building workshop

Where

Ballycroy

Ballycroy Community Centre

When

Price

Sun Nov 04 2018 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

20

Theme(s)

Science

Family friendly?

Family Friendly

Rocket Building workshop with Eric Stenzel of the Irish Rocketry Society. This workshop is aimed at Parents and children (age 9 - 16) who will work in pairs to build their very own rocket, which will be launched at the local community pitch at 2pm

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