Check out our exciting events for this year's festival...
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Longitude - Astronomers Vs Clockmakers
Sun Nov 04 2018 10:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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
Sun Nov 04 2018 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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