Explorers: The Irish in Space

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Date:Thursday October 6 2022

Time:9.30 - 1.415

Location:EPIC and Online,

Explorers: The Irish in Space, Virtual, Oct 6th, 9.30 – 10.30am

Explorers: The Irish in Space, Event Workshop, Oct 6th, 10.45 – 11.45am

This Space Week, join us for a special Irish Space Camp!

Suitable for ages 7 – 12 years old, discover all about how Irish people and places have shaped space science internationally. Hear all about the Irish woman Cady Coleman who played flute in space on St Patrick’s Day, and watch the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, take one small step for man before tracing his Irish lineage. Learn how the first female commander of a space shuttle Eileen Collins completed a 360 degree space turn, discover why a woman called Agnes Clerke from Cork has a moon crater named after her, and encounter the Irish man who analysed moon rock, Denis O’Sullivan, among more!

In this fun workshop you and your class will not only get a crash course in Irish space science, but you’ll take part in engaging interactive activities to discover things like what actually makes up ‘space’, how to pack a suitcase for an astronaut and astrophysicist, what it’s like to go on a space walk, and how to design a sustainable new planet! Afterwards, use the accompanying handout ‘The Irish Astronaut’s Log’ to complete fun trivia, creative, imaginative, writing and arts and craft activities in the classroom!

This special multi-school workshop is available virtually and onsite in EPIC. Our virtual session will be delivered via Zoom.


Further information and bookings available via groups@epicchq.com