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CONTENTS PAGES

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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EXHIBITIONS

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FRIDAY 6TH

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SATURDAY 7TH

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SUNDAY 8TH

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MONDAY 9TH

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TUESDAY 10TH

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WEDNESDAY 11TH

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THURSDAY 12TH

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FRIDAY 13TH

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SATURDAY 14TH

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SUNDAY 15TH

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THANK YOU

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WELCOME Science in the City is a 10-day festival running from 6 – 15 July, part of the Dublin City of Science 2012 celebrations. The Science in the City Festival celebrates “where creativity and great science meet”. Dublin was designated a City of Science by the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the beginning of the year. This designation is to celebrate Dublin hosting Europe’s largest science event, the Euroscience Open Forum which is coming to Dublin this July. This global gathering will consist of Nobel Laureates, leading researchers, policy makers, business leaders and international media. Science in the City Festival has over 60 events that will bring together a community of cultural institutions, organisations and individuals who are passionate about showcasing science. The new and innovative programme of science themed events across Dublin consists of photographic and art exhibitions, several theatre pieces, film festivals, tours, trails and treasure hunts, science buskers, large-scale interactive installations, experiments, public talks, debates and workshops. Dublin City of Science 2012 has over 200 events across 2012 and has created the potential to positively influence our lives, our environment and our world through building a community of national and international partners. Please visit www.dublinscience2012.ie for any info on tickets for Science in City events and updates on other events throughout the year. You can also visit more sites of science interest across the country after the festival by going to www. atlas.ingeniousireland.ie. We would like to thank all our supporters for making this happen and we hope that Dublin City of Science 2012 and Science in the City Festival will make everyone curious about the world around them and help people see science as part of their everyday lives.

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS EXPERIMENT VISUAL ART THEATRE & DANCE FILM STREET PERFORMANCE TALKS & DEBATES EXHIBITIONS MUSIC TOURS & TRAILS

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

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6-14TH JULY

8TH JULY

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

BEGOTTEN NOT MADE

VENUE:

SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE, EXCHANGE STREET LOWER, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 8 TIME:

SUN:

20:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.gunanua.com

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

GÚNA NUA THEATRE COMPANY

VARIOUS

Gúna Nua Theatre Company and Dublin City of Science 2012 present a reading of award-winning playwright Paul Meade’s new play Begotten Not Made directed by Fishamble Theatre’s Jim Culleton. Begotten Not Made was originally commissioned by the Irish Council for Bioethics and explores a number of issues such as IVF, saviour siblings and assisted suicide in a thought provoking and entertaining manner. The venue for this event will be the historic and newly restored Smock Alley Theatre.

Imagine Science Film Festival, New York was founded in 2008 by Alexis Gambis, a scientist turned filmmaker. The first science film festival in New York, Imagine Science Film Festival has gone from strength to strength, presenting new science works from over 40 countries worldwide. UCD Imagine Science Film Festival team worked with Alexis and his team in New York to create Ireland’s first science film festival.

Begotten Not Made deals with three bioethical issues in their most human form, in three interwoven strands. The event will include a wine reception and a post show discussion on the issues raised with members of the artistic team and experts in bioethical issues.

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VENUE:

VARIOUS

TIME:

VARIOUS

TICKETS:

Ticketed

Running from 5-14 July the film festival will have events across the city and a mobile cinema creating a unique cultural event which aims to bring science and scientists out of the lab and into the public domain to provoke debate, generate dialogue and most importantly, entertain. For information on tickets please see www.ucdimaginescience.ie

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11TH JULY

BELLE MORAL - A NATURAL HISTORY BY ANN-MARIE MACDONALD

THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT PARTNERS

(REHEARSED READING)

NIAMH SHAW AND ÚNA KAVANAGH

PARTNERS

ROUGH MAGIC THEATRE COMPANY

VENUE:

PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

WED: THUR: FRI: SAT:

20:00 20:00 20:00 20:00

TICKETS:

Tickets cost €12/10

What if you could see, every choice, every dream, every possible outcome of your Life? Niamh Shaw & Úna Kavanagh present ‘That’s About The Size Of It’, a partlecture, part-biographical, interactive, informative and visual performance piece about Niamh’s ’What If?’ moments of her life, CERN, String Theory & Dimensions, to explore our existence, our life’s work and the effect of choice, chance and coincidence on our life journey. A Show in A Bag production, ‘That’s About The Size Of It’ has been created through the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Arts @ CERN. On the 10th Dimension, we can be anything we want to be. For information on tickets please see www.projectartscentre.ie

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VENUE:

SAMUEL BECKETT THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE TIME:

WED:

19:30

“Belle Moral” by Ann-Marie Macdonald is an intriguing dark comedy set in a Scottish manor house by the sea at the end of the nineteenth century. After her father’s death, Pearl MacIsaac is persuing her scientific studies inspired by Darwin’s theories of evolution. A family secret is unearthed and everywhere there is the pull of opposites – science vs nature, rational vs supernatural, conscious and unconscious. Belle Moral attempts to reconcile the extremes of rationalism and romanticism and questions the morality of the science of eugenics, which will be discussed by an expert panel discussion following the reading.

TICKETS:

Tickets: €5 For information on tickets please see www.roughmagic.ie

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12TH JULY

13TH JULY DARA Ó BRIAIN PRESENTS THE AGE OF REASON: HOW LOGIC CAN SAVE US...AGAIN

WHAT IS LIFE? A 21ST CENTURY PERSPECTIVE PARTNERS

DIAS, RIA, TCD, ESOF 2012 AND DUBLIN CITY OF SCIENCE

PARTNERS

LEVIATHAN

VENUE:

Exam Hall, Trinity College Dublin

TIME:

THURS:

19:30

TICKETS:

Ticketed For more information on tickets please see: www. dubliscience2012.ie

As part of Science in the City, people will be given the opportunity to be part of what will be one of the greatest science events of the 21st century. Dr. Craig Venter, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s and a pioneer of synthetic biology will deliver a lecture entitled, “What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective?” on the evening of Thursday, 12 July in Trinity College Dublin, recreating the Irish event that inspired the discovery of the structure of DNA. In February 1943, one of the most distinguished scientists of the 20th Century, Erwin Schrödinger, delivered a seminal lecture, entitled “What is Life?”, under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in Trinity College, Dublin. The lecture presented far-sighted ideas on how hereditary information could be encoded in a chemical structure (aperiodic crystal) in living cells. Schrödinger’s book (1944) of the same title is considered to be a scientific classic. The book was cited by Crick and Watson as one of the inspirations which ultimately led them to unravel the structure of DNA in 1953, a breakthrough which won them the Nobel Prize.

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VENUE:

EDMUND BURKE THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN TIME:

FRI

13.00

TICKETS:

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.leviathan.ie

The world in which we live faces the most serious challenges in almost every realm: social, economic, political, environmental... Many of the horrendous problems that humanity has created for itself, and the planet we inhabit, have their roots in bad practice and bad ideas, based on bad thinking. That is not to say *evil* thinking, but rather thinking that is unscientific, illogical, and prone to fallacies of all sorts. Dara Ó Briain and a panel of thinkers from across society: politicians, architects, theologians, engineers, artists, medical practitioners, economists take a humorous journey through logic, reason and scientific thinking to see how their use solved problems in the past. Scientific thinking is not just for scientists, you know.

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13TH JULY

14TH JULY

COPENHAGEN BY MICHAEL FRAYN

DUBLIN MINI MAKER FAIRE

(REHEARSED READING) PARTNERS

VENUE:

SAMUEL BECKETT THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE TIME:

FRI:

19.30

TICKETS:

Tickets: €5

PARTNERS

ROUGH MAGIC THEATRE COMPANY

SCIENCE GALLERY, NUI MAYNOOTH AND IRISH ROBOTICS CLUB

In the autumn of 1941, at a critical point in the second world war, German physicist Werner Heisenberg paid a strange visit to his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. To this day, speculation has raged over precisely what they discussed. These two former friends were among a handful of scientists around the globe who could unlock the secret of nuclear warfare.

Part of the hugely popular Maker Faire family, Dublin Mini Maker Faire is an independent day-long community event where all kinds of “makers” get together to showcase their work. Science Gallery will be host to Dublin’s first ever Mini Maker Faire.

In probing the mystery of this meeting, Michael Frayn has created an extraordinary play - gripping, haunting, exhilarating and moving - which asks how we can ever know why we do what we do. The scientific and ethical issues raised in the reading will be disucssed in an expert panel following the performance.

For information on tickets please see www.roughmagic.ie

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

SAT:

10:00 – 18:00

TICKETS:

Free entry Pre-registration suggested

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. With over 40 exhibiting makers and thousands expected to attend the event, It will incorporate stalls, talks, workshops, performances and more. Dublin Mini Maker Faire will be an opportunity for makers to interact with each other, to share ideas, and to inspire future makers by showing examples of their work, projects, crafts, inventions, products and hacks in a vibrant fair-style event. For more info on tickets see www.makerfairedublin.com

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14TH JULY

14TH JULY

ABBOTT FAMILY SCIENCE DAY

ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TIME

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

ABBOTT FUND

VENUE:

CONVENTION CENTRE DUBLIN

TIME:

VARIOUS

TICKETS:

Ticketed

Today’s students are the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. That is why it is vital to inspire and train young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. During ESOF 2012 a team of Abbott volunteers, with the support of the Abbott Fund, will make the Abbott Family Science possible. Working together, families are introduced to a range of activities that encourage the exploration of scientific principles in a fun and hands-on way. The Abbott Family Science programme looks to spark an interest in science among young people to inspire the next generation of scientists, and to foster a better understanding of science and a richer appreciation of the value it brings to improving human health. Check out www.esof2012.org for more details on times and tickets.

VENUE:

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, EARLSFORT TERRACE

TIME:

SAT:

15:00 19:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed- €32, €28, €24, €18 For information on tickets please see www.nch.ie

A futuristic reimagining of the Greek myth, Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. This stunning, full-orchestral multimedia work brings a powerful modern twist to the classic myth, taking audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time, to the very edge of understanding. Icarus is adapted by physicist Brian Greene and Tony-Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang from Greene’s young people’s book of the same title and features an original orchestral score by American composer Philip Glass and animated film directed by British filmmakers Al+Al. It will be performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Coorey, narrated by actor Louis Lovett, and introduced by Brian Greene. The concert presented as part of Dublin City of Science 2012 at The National Concert Hall, will also feature the Star Wars Suite by John Williams and Ceres by MarkAnthony Turnage.

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6-15TH JULY HACK THE CITY PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY, PEARSE STREET, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

MON: CLOSED TUES: 12:00 – 20:00 WED: 12:00 – 20:00 THUR: 12:00 – 20:00 FRI: 12:00 – 20:00 SAT: 12:00 – 18:00 SUN: 12:00 – 18:00 TICKETS:

Non Ticketed

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A new interactive exhibition and event series that will explore the intricacies of our future cities from how we use new communication and social technologies to access public services, through to how we navigate our streets, to work, to socialise and to innovate. From 22nd June to 7th September visitors to the Science Gallery Dublin can Hack the City. In the Urban Hack Lab, scientists will turn Dublin’s citizens and visitors into research participants conducting experiments on and with the public. By mobilising city dwellers through the use of SmartPhones and social media, Hack the City will provide unique crowd sourced data that can be used to research a range of factors from biodiversity in the city, to air quality and the unique social and cultural routes through the city.

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6-15TH JULY

6-15TH JULY

ART+SCIENCE: TIME OUT OF MIND

AWAKENING CURIOSITY

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

VENUE:

IMMA @ NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, EARLSFORT TERRACE, DUBLIN 2 TIME:

MON: CLOSED TUES: 10:00 – 17:30 WED: 10:30 – 17:30 THUR: 10:00 – 19:00 FRI: 10:00 – 17:30 SAT: 10:00 – 17:30 SUN: 12:00 – 17:30 TICKETS:

Free

An exhibition exploring connections between art and science will mark the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s first presence in a city centre location when some 35 works mainly from the IMMA Collection go on show in the Museum’s temporary exhibition spaces at the National Concert Hall (NCH) site in Earlsfort Terrace. Time Out of Mind focuses on the many and varied ways in which artists have engaged with ideas about time, memory, space, perception, change and similar concepts. The exhibition is being organised in celebration of Dublin City of Science 2012 and Euroscience Open Forum 2012. IMMA’s inaugural programme at the NCH also includes a striking film project by the Albanian artist Anri Sala and the American composer Ari Benjamin Meyers, inspired by the siege of Sarajevo, which is being shown in the nearby Annex.

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THE ARK

Awakening Curiosity is an interactive art exhibition for children and families, with a playful twist of science. Specially THE ARK, 11A EUSTACE STREET, commissioned in celebration of Dublin City of Science 2012 by The Ark, Dublin’s TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2 renowned children’s cultural centre, Awakening Curiosity features artworks that have been inspired by biodiversity and the natural world. Discover everything TIME: from floating nests built with materials MON: CLOSED scavenged from the city, to a suspended TUES: 10:00 – 17:00 shoal of recycled metal fish and a laser WED: 10:00 – 17:00 THUR: 10:00 – 17:00 animation of a snail trail. The exhibition FRI: 10:00 – 17:00 encourages children to investigate and SAT: 10:00 – 17:00 respond to the world around them, and SUN: 10:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16.15) features an indoor rooftop Art Garden, where children can work with an artist to TICKETS: bring their ideas to life after visiting the Tickets cost €4 exhibition. VENUE:

No advance booking necessary.

Awakening Curiosity at The Ark will feature a series of special events to celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2012. These include special guest artists in the Art Garden (Sat 7 – Sun 15 Jul), Meet the Scientist in Collaboration with UCD Science Centre (Thu 12 Jul – Sun 15 Jul, 3-3.40pm); and Meet Marine Life with Galway Atlantaquaria (Sat 14 Jul 11am2pm, drop-in event).

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6-15TH JULY

6-15TH JULY THE SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY GALLERY AT THE NATIONAL WAX MUSEUM PLUS

CONJURING FOR BEGINNERS PARTNERS

PROJECT ARTS CENTRE

PARTNERS

THE NATIONAL WAX MUSEUM PLUS

VENUE:

PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, 39 EAST ESSEX ST, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2 TIME:

MON: 11:00 – 20:00 TUES: 11:00 – 20:00 WED: 11:00 – 20:00 THUR: 11:00 – 20:00 FRI: 11:00 – 20:00 SAT: 11:00 – 20:00 SUN: CLOSED TICKETS:

Free

Visual arts is taking over Project Arts Centre this summer to present three unique exhibitions and our most ambitious project to date. Conjuring for Beginners will transform the building; the Space Upstairs will become a giant gallery filled with sculpture on an enormous scale, by one of Ireland’s most promising young artists Sam Keogh; the Cube will be home to a trio of artworks, light, sound and video installations by Janice Kerbel (CA/ UK), Zbynek Baladrán (CZ) and the 2010 Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz (UK); and in the gallery the final piece of the exhibition will be a collection of playful sculptures as the works of Daniel Dewer & Grégory Gicquel (FR), Angela Fulcher (UK/ IE) and Ruth E. Lyons (IE) play out side by side. The exploration of space, light and sound will enthral you. Through this exhibition, Project Arts Centre hopes that audiences will engage with art works in new ways, connecting the art and scientific worlds. “Art lies halfway between scientific knowledge and mythical or magical thought. It is common knowledge that the artist is both something of a scientist and of a ‘bricoleur’. By his craftsmanship he constructs a material object which is also an object of knowledge.” (THE SAVAGE MIND - Claude Levi Strauss, 1962)

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VENUE:

THE NATIONAL WAX MUSEUM PLUS

TIME:

MON: 10:00 – 19:00 TUES: 10:00 – 19:00 WED: 10:00 – 19:00 THUR: 10:00 – 19:00 FRI: 10:00 – 19:00 SAT: 10:00 – 19:00 SUN: 10:00 – 19:00 TICKETS:

Free

Housed in the National Wax Museum Plus is a hidden gem, the attractions very own Science and Discovery Gallery celebrating Irish inventors, scientists and engineers many of whom have engineered some of the world most revolutionary inventions. Individuals such as Henry Ferguson a Co. Down man developer of the modern agricultural tractor revolutionising farming around the word, James Martin hailing from Co. Down inventor of the ejector seat and the many men and women who have done sterling work in the area of research and development in the medical profession, the likes of Dublin doctor Francis Rynd who invented the hypodermic syringe during his time at the Meath hospital in the city and Arthur Leared who invented the modern stereo stethoscope in 1850 are all featured there. The National Wax Museum Plus delivers this element of the attraction in an interactive and informative way using wall charts, touch screen technology and online databases giving visitors a chance to explore and discover for themselves.

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9-13TH JULY

6-15TH JULY HALL OF MIRRORS

FACES OF MARIE CURIE ACTIONS

VENUE:

BUTTERY RESTAURANT, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLN

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

CLEARY & CONNOLLY IN COLLABORATION WITH CLARITY: CENTRE FOR SENSOR WEB TECHNOLOGIES AND LABORATOIRE PSYCHOLOGIE DE LA PERCEPTION, UNIVERSITÉ PARIS DESCARTES & CNRS.

Marie Curie Fellowships are awards for European pre and post-doctoral researchers. Now it ’s the chance to learn more about them, their research and the impact of it on all of us. Trinity College Dublin is hosting an exhibition that will put faces to the fellowship awards.

Hall of Mirrors is a collaboration between international artists and scientists that focuses on visual perception. Hosted at Farmleigh Galleries, it an exciting exhibition that includes, gaming technology, ‘binocular vision’ viewing posts and video art work.

VENUE:

FARMLEIGH GALLERY, CASTLEKNOCK, DUBLIN 15

TIME:

TIME:

MON: 07:30 – 16:00 TUES: 07:30 – 16:00 WED: 07:30 – 16:00 THUR: 07:30 – 16:00 FRI: 07:30 – 15:00

MON: CLOSED TUES: 10:00 – 17:00 WED: 10:00 – 17:00 THUR: 10:00 – 17:00 FRI: 10:00 – 17:00 SAT: 10:00 – 17:00 SUN: 10:00 – 17:00

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Free

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After July, the exhibition will tour Ireland bringing the groundbreaking work to communities around the country.

Free

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6-15TH JULY

MARVELS OF SCIENCE: BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

NATIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM AT MAYNOOTH PARTNERS

MAYNOOTH, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND

PARTNERS

MARSH’S LIBRARY

VENUE:

MARSH’S LIBRARY ST PATRICK’S CLOSE DUBLIN 8 TIME:

Mon: 09:30 – 17:00 Tues: Closed Wed: 09:30 – 17:00 Thur 09:30 – 17:00 Fri 09:30 – 17:00 Sat: 09:30 – 17:00 Closed 13:00-14:00 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri TICKETS:

Ticketed - entry fee of €2.50 (and €1.50 for concessions) to the exhibition

Marvels of Science: Books that changed the world is an exhibition at Marsh’s Library in Dublin. It showcases more than 70 rare and important scientific texts produced across Ireland and Europe over the course of the Scientific Revolution. The exhibition runs from June 2012 to June 2013. In order to welcome the Euoscience Open Forum delegates to Dublin, we will display some early scientific texts on July 12 (11am and 3pm), July 13 (11am and 3pm) and July 14 (11am), which are so rare that it was not possible to display them in the exhibition. How would you like, for instance, to see a first edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica in its original binding? There is no extra charge for the 11.00 am and 3pm showings in the Seminar Room, but places at each session are limited to 30. Admittance on a first-come, firstserved basis.

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VENUE:

ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE, MAYNOOTH

TIME:

MON: 09:30 – 19:45 TUES: 09:30 – 19:45 WED: 09:30 – 19:45 THUR: 09:30 – 16:45 FRI: 09:30 – 16:45 SAT: 09:30 – 16:30 SUN: 13:00 – 17:00

Visit the largest collection of scientific instrumentation on public display in Ireland covering Physics, Chemistry and Surveying. The collection based in Maynooth contains coils, magnets, radios and telegraph machines, including the famous induction coil used my Marconi to give the first sports result broadcast by radio from the deck of the Jameson yacht of the then Kingstown in Dun Laoghaire regatta and printed in the then Dublin edition of the Daily Express.

TICKETS:

Free

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6-15TH JULY

6-15TH JULY

SCIENCE & STAMPS A GLIMPSE AT SCIENTIFIC PEOPLE & THEMES ON IRISH POSTAGE STAMPS

PARTICLES OF THE PAST PARTNERS

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND

PARTNERS

THE AN POST MUSEUM AT THE GPO

VENUE:

THE AN POST MUSEUM, GENERAL POST OFFICE, O’CONNELL STREET, DUB 1 TIME:

MON: 09:30 – 19:45 TUES: 09:30 – 19:45 WED: 09:30 – 19:45 THUR: 09:30 – 16:45 FRI: 09:30 – 16:45 SAT: 09:30 – 16:30 SUN: 13:00 – 17:00

The An Post Museum in Dublin’s historic GPO explores the influence of the Post Office in Irish society from the days of mail coaches via the development of the telegraph and telephone to the Easter Rising of 1916 and the sophisticated postal sorting technology of today. To mark Dublin’s role as City of Science this year, a few Irish stamps with a specifically scientific theme – the invention of the telephone perhaps or the Nobel laureate Ernest Walton – have been selected for display in the Museum.

VENUE:

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND, NO. 2 KILDARE STREET, DUBLIN 2 TIME:

MON: 09:30 – 19:45 TUES: 09:30 – 19:45 WED: 09:30 – 19:45 THUR: 09:30 – 16:45 FRI: 09:30 – 16:45 SAT: 09:30 – 16:30 SUN: 13:00 – 17:00

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Admission ticket €2

Free

To celebrate Dublin City of Science 2012 and Euroscience Open Forum 2012, National Library of Ireland will showcase a fascinating selection of science-related gems from their collections. With topics ranging from 17th century home remedies collected by Robert Boyle to the engineering feat of Ardnacrusha, from a handwritten journal recording Captain Cook’s second voyage to early photography, the exhibition is as eclectic as it is interesting. Particles of the Past is an interactive exhibition so, in addition to viewing items in their cases, visitors can examine them in greater detail by using innovative ‘Discovery’ touchscreens. Each item also has an accompanying video where visitors can listen to an expert discuss the item in greater depth. Finally, visitors can also look forward to the conservation and preservation elements of the exhibition where they can see how science is used in the National Library of Ireland to protect individual items in our collections so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

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6-14TH JULY

7-15TH JULY TARA IS BACK

IMAGINATIVE SKY

VENUE:

DUBLIN CITY GALLERY, THE HUGH LANE

TIME:

MON: CLOSED TUES: 10:00 – 18:00 WED: 10:00 – 18:00 THUR: 10:00 – 18:00 FRI: 10:00 – 17:00 SAT: 10:00 – 17:00 SUN: 11:00 – 17:00 TICKETS:

Free

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

DUBLIN CITY GALLERY, THE HUGH LANE GALLERY

TARA OCEANS EXHIBITION

Celebrating Dublin City of Science 2012, Imaginative Sky is a collaborative project between the Hugh Lane’s Education and Research department, the artist Martina Galvin and children from Scoil Plás Mhuire BNS, off Dorset Street. The aim of Imaginative Sky was to deliver scientific knowledge and experiments in an artistic, creative and enjoyable form. In addition to making beautiful artworks inspired by the ideas explored in this project, it was the aim of Imaginative Sky to foster skills of observation, stimulate an appreciation of beauty and discovery, and also foster a further interest in science and art. The exhibition is on display in The Hugh Lane Gallery

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The “Tara” is unique ship for scientific discovery and adventure with six expeditions under it’s belt. Tara Oceans Expedition is a unique scientific expedition, a commitment for the planet. It is the very first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton.

VENUE:

VARIOUS

The ship will be berthed at Dún Laoghaire allowing people to explore the vessel as a floating exhibition. Around the arrival of the ship, there will be a celebration with exhibitions and a conference across the city.

TIME:

VARIOUS

TICKETS:

Free and Ticketed

Please see www.dun-laoghaire.com/profile/maritime/ index.html

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9-15TH JULY ERNEST T. S. WALTON (1903-95) PHYSICIST AND NOBEL LAUREATE PARTNERS

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE:

TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY

TIME:

MON: 09:30 – 17:00 TUES: 09:30 – 17:00 WED: 09:30 – 17:00 THUR: 09:30 – 17:00 FRI: 09:30 – 17:00 SAT: 09:30 – 17:00 SUN: 09:30 – 16:30 TICKETS:

Adults €9.00, Students €8.00, Family ticket €18.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children). ESOF 2012 Delegate €6.00

Ernest Walton (1993-1995), a graduate of Trinity College, working with John Cockcroft, in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, under Lord Ernest Rutherford, successfully engineered the disintegration of atoms by artificial means on 14 April 1932. Their success resulted in the award of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1951. An exhibition in the Long Room draws on the papers generously presented to the Library by Walton. It includes the Nobel medal and citation, research notebooks from Walton’s undergraduate career, photographs, correspondence (the letter written to his future wife immediately after splitting the atom), evidence of Walton’s concern about the teaching of science and of his enduring commitment to Methodism.

Entrance to this exhibition includes viewing the Book of Kells exhibition.

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FRIDAY 6TH

FRIDAY 6TH SCIENCE FOR NANOS – PARENT & CHILDREN SCREENING

LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE: VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME: TIME:

FRI:

09:00-17:00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

THE LIGHTHOUSE CINEMA, MARKET SQUARE, SMITHFIELD, DUBLIN 7 TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

11:00

A selection of child friendly science films featuring stunning animation and covering topics that range from a tree’s lifecycle, to the psychology of insects. These highly visual and educational shorts will capture the imagination of the whole family and enchant the young and old. Have an adventure with Schrodinger’s Cat in a world where gravity has gone mad and be on the lookout for the Last Elk! Explore the wonders of science at this child-centred morning screening. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and tickets check out www.ucdimaginescience.ie

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FRIDAY 6TH

FRIDAY 6TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

INGENIOUS IRELAND

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

FRI:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries.

IFI Family Festival 2012 brings the best films from around the world to our young film fans this summer. This is your one chance to see these great stories of different lives in other places and, in association with the Dublin City of Science 2012, we will explore the Science and Technology of Music, Sound, Filmmaking and Animation. Let your imagination go wild, and have fun at the IFI Family Film Festival’s workshops too. Booking is essential as places are limited.

VENUE:

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

TIME:

FRI:

11:00

If you like film, you’ll love the IFI Family Festival! TICKETS:

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.ifi.ie

Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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FRIDAY 6TH

FRIDAY 6TH GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

SEANCHAÍ BRINGING SCIENCE TO KIDS PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

UCC CEOL

VENUE:

PALATINE ROOM, MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS & HISTORY, COLLINS BARRACKS TIME:

FRI:

11:00-12:00

Storytellers and scientists bring the enchantment of scientific discovery to children of ages 7 - 11 in a lively and well-grounded show. In the story “Why?” “Cause that’s the way it is!” a boy and a girl are drawn into a wonderful adventure. Children are guided from one storyteller to the next during the performance. The performance is followed by interactive experiments linked to the story.

TICKETS:

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

Ticketed subject to registration

Free

18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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FRIDAY 6TH

FRIDAY 6TH

HIGGS, INTO THE HEART OF IMAGINATION

AVANT GARDE SCIENCE WITH NIETO & BETAV#03

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

A celebration of the transformative power of technology, this selection of short films explores how technology has been THE LIGHTHOUSE shaped by some of the greatest inventors CINEMA, MARKET throughout the ages. Curated under the SQUARE, theme of technology and discovery, this 70 SMITHFIELD, minute programme features the film Higgs, DUBLIN 7 Into the Heart of Imagination by Jan and Hannie van den Bergh.

THE SUGAR CLUB, LEESON STREET, DUBLIN 2

FRI:

FRI:

VENUE:

TIME:

18:30

TICKETS:

Ticketed €5

At CERN, a physics lab underneath the border between France and Switzerland, the biggest research project in history, the Large Hadron Collider [LHC], is under construction. The LHC, at 17 miles long, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever. Higgs takes us inside the LHC on a quest for the Higgs particle. Sometimes refered to as “The God Particle”, this is the missing link in particle physics. Filmed over the course of four years, the filmmakers Jann van den Berg and Hannie van den Bergh take us on an amazing cinematic journey into the heart of imagination. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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VENUE:

TIME:

TICKETS:

Ticketed €10

20:00

Since the early days of celluloid, science and cinema have shared an interesting relationship, culminating in imaginative and entertaining works such as Georges Melies’ La Voyage dans la Lune (1902) and Jacques Tati’s M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953). Avant-Garde Science explores the influence of these pioneers in motion pictures on contemporary science films with very special guest Prof Luis Nieto expect the unexpected! Born in Columbia in 1971, his work is influenced by the LatinAmerican philosopher Francisco Flores: “The Perversionist”. His passion for video never left him and he continues to film all his experiences and experiments. In 2009, he co-directed with the primatologist Prof. Shibuya, an experimental protocol on animal communication in Japan. Together, they taught the cinematographic language to a monkey named “Capucine”. This successful process led to Capucine getting the title of the first monkey filmmaker in the world. Join us in The Sugar Club for sci-tastic performances, special guest DJ’s and cocktails worthy of any lab! Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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SAT. 7TH LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

SAT:

10:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

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Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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SAT. 7TH

SAT. 7TH

IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL

BIG SCIENCE WEEKENDS AT IMAGINOSITY

VENUE:

THE PLAZA, BEACON SOUTH QUARTER, SANDYFORD, DUBLIN 18

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

IMAGINOSITY

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

Ever wondered how we breathe? How our bodies fight infection? How food gives our body energy? How we grow? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this children’s workshop while engaging in some fun, educational and occasionally gooey experiments, as we explore the “Science of Life” at Imaginosity

TIME:

SAT:

VENUE:

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

TIME:

SAT:

10:00

11:00

IFI Family Festival 2012 brings the best films from around the world to our young film fans this summer. This is your one chance to see these great stories of different lives in other places and, in association with the Dublin City of Science 2012, we will explore the Science and Technology of Music, Sound, Filmmaking and Animation. Let your imagination go wild, and have fun at the IFI Family Film Festival’s workshops too. Booking is essential as places are limited. If you like film, you’ll love the IFI Family Festival!

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Booking required

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.ifi.ie

For information on tickets please see www.imaginosity.ie

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SAT. 7TH

SAT. 7TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

BUSKING PHYSICS PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SCIENCE ON STAGE IRELAND, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, CASTEL DCU

VENUE:

GRAFTON ST

TIME:

SAT:

TICKETS:

FREE

11.00-14.00

INGENIOUS IRELAND

Busking is an established activity on Grafton Street Dublin and in this spirit of bringing culture to the streets of Dublin. But Dublin streets have only seen this type of busking once before. A team of Irish Science teachers and pre-service science teachers will take to Grafton Street on July 7th, to share physics with the passing public as part of ESOF2012 and Dublin City of Science 2012. People will get to partake in demonstrations of Archimedes Law of Forces shown with a tug of war, Bernoulli’s Law for Fluid Flow with a giant windbags, Faraday’s Law of Induction shown with a simple motor, vortex blower, musical straws, windmills and rockets and much more. The event is free and the passing public are invited to interact with science concepts using simple everyday items. So come along and join in!

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

SAT:

11:00 15:00

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed!

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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SAT. 7TH

SAT. 7TH

GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Visually provocative, this mixed programme of short and feature films investigate the role of the experimenter, including unseen THE LIGHTHOUSE footage created by scientists in laboratories CINEMA, MARKET around the world, UCD Imagine Science SQUARE, Films gives you the opportunity to watch SMITHFIELD scientists portraying their work through film DUBLIN 7 and digital media. VENUE:

TIME:

SAT:

TICKETS:

18:00

Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/ For ticket information please see http:// www.ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/

Ticketed €10

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

SAT:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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SAT. 7TH IMAGINE CONCIOUSNESS PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

A premier selection of films addressing the subject of consciousness and imagination, we examine the age-old struggle to define THE LIGHTHOUSE human consciousness from Aristotle and CINEMA, MARKET Plato to Einstein and modern philosophers. SQUARE, This unusual look at what makes us human SMITHFIELD and the role of imagination in propelling DUBLIN 7 conscious thought is insightful, humorous and entertaining as is the human condition. TIME: Our programme opens with abNormal by SAT: 19:30 Wellcome Trust Film & Multimedia Director, Barry J Gibb. Are you normal? What does it mean to be normal? Is it a good thing, or does it mean you’re just plain dull. Is being abnormal more fun, does it make us seem more kooky, quirky, individual – or TICKETS: could it mean we’re cut off from society, perceived as odd or even mentally ill? Ticketed €10 Barry J Gibb received the Nature People’s Choice Award 2011 at Imagine Science Films New York for his film Until. Join us for a programme that will look at the unique nature of consciousness, normality and human and artificial intelligence, human and artificial. VENUE:

Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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SUNDAY 8TH

SUNDAY 8TH LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL

BIG SCIENCE WEEKENDS AT IMAGINOSITY

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

FRI:

09:00-17:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. =The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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IMAGINOSITY

VENUE:

THE PLAZA, BEACON SOUTH QUARTER, SANDYFORD, DUBLIN 18

Ever wondered how we breathe? How our bodies fight infection? How food gives our body energy? How we grow? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this children’s workshop while engaging in some fun, educational and occasionally gooey experiments, as we explore the “Science of Life” at Imaginosity

TIME:

SUN:

10:30

TICKETS:

Booking required For information on tickets please see www.imaginosity.ie

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SUNDAY 8TH

SUNDAY 8TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL

VENUE:

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

TIME:

SUN:

11:00

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE

INGENIOUS IRELAND

IFI Family Festival 2012 brings the best films from around the world to our young film fans this summer. This is your one chance to see these great stories of different lives in other places and, in association with the Dublin City of Science 2012, we will explore the Science and Technology of Music, Sound, Filmmaking and Animation. Let your imagination go wild, and have fun at the IFI Family Film Festival’s workshops too. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours include-

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

SUN:

11:00 15:00

If you like film, you’ll love the IFI Family Festival! TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.ifi.ie

That’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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SUNDAY 8TH

SUNDAY 8TH

MY MUSEUM: RATS AND BATS!

SCIENCE, ART AND SUBMARINES PARTNERS

PARTNERS

THEATRE LOVETT AND IMMA

VENUE:

IMMA @ NCH NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, EARLSFORT TERRACE TIME:

SUN:

12.30 15:00

TICKETS:

Booking opens Monday 25 June Contact christine.oneill@ imma.ie

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

What happens when an artist plays with science? And hangs it in a museum? And an art expert walks into it? And falls over? Who picks it all up and how exactly does a hoover work? These and other questions will be thrown up in the air at IMMA on Sunday 8th July. Where will they land!? Nobody knows. (But it is safe to assume on the floor, probably.) This way ladies and gentlemen, boys and toys, girls and twirls. All are invited to be led by the nose, (or just play it by ear), as we gander our way through this museum of Art. Painter and decorator Con Astair and European Scientist Karl Heinz Ruminegge (no relation) are no strangers to these parts. (Con lives in that house in St.Stephen’s Green - no, not that one, the other one.) And Karl is one of the deepest thinkers I know. (He lives in a submarine off Hamburg.)

VENUE:

NAT. MUSEUM OF IRELAND NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, MERRION ST. TIME:

SUN:

15.00-16.00

Join zoologist Geraldine Breen at the Dead Zoo to find out more about bat and rodents, and why we should like them more! Ireland’s Natural History Museum, sometimes called the Dead Zoo a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, is housed on Merrion Street in Dublin. The Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century

TICKETS:

Free

Merging science, art and - no sniggering down the back! – THEATRE! Karl and Con will open our sleepy, Sunday eyes to the secrets of the Irish Museum of Modern Art at Earlsfort Terrace. Actors Louis Lovett and Jaimie Carswell will lead an audience of armchair experts, artefacts, scientists and fans of complete nonsense through the hallowed halls of Earlsfort terrace taking in the work of internationally renowned visual artists, the opinions of security guards and whatever you’re having yourself.

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SUNDAY 8TH

SUNDAY 8TH GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

BEGOTTEN NOT MADE

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

SUN:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin.

GÚNA NUA THEATRE COMPANY

VENUE:

SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE, EXCHANGE STREET LOWER, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 8 TIME:

SUN:

20:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.gunanua.com

Gúna Nua Theatre Company and Dublin City of Science 2012 present a reading of award-winning playwright Paul Meade’s new play Begotten Not Made directed by Fishamble Theatre’s Jim Culleton. Begotten Not Made was originally commissioned by the Irish Council for Bioethics and explores a number of issues such as IVF, saviour siblings and assisted suicide in a thought provoking and entertaining manner. The venue for this event will be the historic and newly restored Smock Alley Theatre. Begotten Not Made deals with three bioethical issues in their most human form, in three interwoven strands. The event will include a wine reception and a post show discussion on the issues raised with members of the artistic team and experts in bioethical issues.

For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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SUNDAY 8TH MEMBERS SCREENING – SOLARIS

MONDAY 9TH

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

MEETING HOUSE SQUARE, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

SUN:

22:00

TICKETS:

Free – registration required

‘Solaris’ is a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled, because the scientist crew have been stricken by an emotional crises. Psychologist, Kris Kelvin travels to the Solaris space station, to learn and evaluate the situation—yet soon encounters the same mysterious phenomenon like the others. One of the greatest science movies ever made, Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult classic ‘Solaris’ was a ground breaking exploration of consciousness and memory. Winner of the Grand Prix pecial du Jury at Cannes 1972, ‘Solaris’ was nominated for the Palme d’Or, voted number 68 of the 100 Best Film Ever Made by Empire Magazine in 2010 and heralded as ‘a sci-fi masterpiece’ by Salman Rushdie. This very special late night screening is a rare treat for first time viewers and sci-fi veterans. This is an outdoor event with limited capacity, please book early to avoid dissapointment and dress for the weather Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www.ucdimaginescience.ie/ programme/.

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MONDAY 9TH

MONDAY 9TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

EXPLORING ENERGY PARTNERS

VENUE:

THE GREENHOUSE, 17 ANDREW ST, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

MON:

10:00-14:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed or Free: Advance booking essential

PARTNERS

SEAI AND ECO-UNESCO

INGENIOUS IRELAND

ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SEAI will be celebrating the Dublin City of Science 2012 with a week of day-long interactive youth workshops focusing on energy.

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours include-

The Energy Explorers workshops aim to engage young people in energy, what it is, where it comes from and how much they use in their everyday lives. The interactive, fun workshops will explore climate change and energy in a hands-on and practical way and will use experiments all relevant to young peoples daily lives such as investigating the amount of energy used for a mobile phone; they will be facilitated by SEAI and ECO-UNESCO facilitators.

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

MON:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

For information on tickets please see www.eco-unesco.ie www.seai.ie/schools

That’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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MONDAY 9TH

MONDAY 9TH

APC DROPPIN’ SCIENCE@ TEMPLE BAR CULTURAL TRUST

SILK WORM SUMMER CLUB PARTNERS

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

PARTNERS

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK ALIMENTARY PHARMABIOTIC CENTRE

VENUE:

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

TIME:

MON:

11:30-12:45

TICKETS:

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

The Chester Beatty Library and CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) will present a series of interactive handling sessions and workshops for children to highlight the week in July. The Library holds a significant collection of scientific material in its European, Islamic and East Asian collections and a gallery trail will be available for visitors. As part of Dublin City of Science CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology will run a week-long, interactive science club at the Library. Children will get the chance to explore a range of science activities with interactive, hands-on experiments and activities.

VENUE:

THE CULTURE BOX, TEMPLE BAR CULTURAL TRUST, 12 EAST ESSEX STREET, TEMPLE BAR, D.2 TIME:

MON:

TICKETS:

Free

18:00-20:00

Can you rap? Got the science bug? Come along to Droppin’ Science at the Temple Bar Cultural Trust at 6pm on July 9th and express your thoughts about science and technology through rap music! The workshop will be facilitated by Jon Chase, a UK Science Rapper (also known as Oortkuiper and MC Orbit, from CBBC’s SpaceHoppers) whose Astrobiology rap has had more than 260,000 YouTube hits. Jon takes his unique way of communicating science into the public by performing at schools, libraries and other community centres. Jon has been commissioned by organisations such as NASA to create science raps, and has performed at notable institutions such as the London Science Museum, the Royal Society, and the Royal Institution. All welcome and admission free of charge.

Limited to 20 places. Please book from Monday 2 July 9.30am at www.cbl.ie

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MONDAY 9TH

MONDAY 9TH GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL

PARTNERS

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

MON:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments.

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

MON:

09:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

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TUES. 10TH LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

MON:

09:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

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Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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TUES. 10TH

TUES. 10TH INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

EXPLORING ENERGY PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SEAI AND ECO-UNESCO

VENUE:

THE GREENHOUSE, 17 ANDREW ST, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

MON:

10:00-14:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed or Free: Advance booking essential

INGENIOUS IRELAND

ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SEAI will be celebrating the Dublin City of Science 2012 with a week of day-long interactive youth workshops focusing on energy. The Energy Explorers workshops aim to engage young people in energy, what it is, where it comes from and how much they use in their everyday lives. The interactive, fun workshops will explore climate change and energy in a hands-on and practical way and will use experiments all relevant to young peoples daily lives such as investigating the amount of energy used for a mobile phone; they will be facilitated by SEAI and ECO-UNESCO facilitators. For information on tickets please see www.eco-unesco.ie www.seai.ie/schools

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

TUES:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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TUES. 10TH

TUES. 10TH THE HISTORY OF THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

SILK WORM SUMMER CLUB PARTNERS

PARTNERS

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

VENUE:

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

TIME:

MON:

11:30-12:45

TICKETS:

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

The Chester Beatty Library and CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) will present a series of interactive handling sessions and workshops for children to highlight the week in July. The Library holds a significant collection of scientific material in its European, Islamic and East Asian collections and a gallery trail will be available for visitors. As part of Dublin City of Science CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology will run a week-long, interactive science club at the Library. Children will get the chance to explore a range of science activities with interactive, hands-on experiments and activities.

Find out about the history of the Natural History Museum, from famous explorers and a bullet-riddled polar bear to Ireland’s largest goldfish!

VENUE:

NAT. MUSEUM OF IRELAND NATURAL Ireland’s Natural History Museum, HISTORY sometimes called the Dead Zoo a branch of MUSEUM, MERRION STREET the National Museum of Ireland, is housed TIME:

TUES:

TICKETS:

14:00 15:00

on Merrion Street in Dublin. The Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century.

Free

Limited to 20 places. Please book from Monday 2 July 9.30am at www.cbl.ie under Online Booking.

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TUES. 10TH

TUES. 10TH GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

FAMELAB OLYMPICS PARTNERS

PARTNERS

BRITISH COUNCIL AND CHELTENHAM FESTIVALS

VENUE:

PACCAR THEATRE, SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

TUES:

TICKETS:

Ticketed

18.00

Barely 2 weeks before the opening of London 2012 the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals are organising an exciting science and sports event within the Dublin City of Science 2012! “Famelab Olympics” will bring together 11 young scientists, all of them alumni from national FameLab competitions from 11 EU countries - Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the UK. Each will deliver short 3-minute pieces on science and sports – expect to hear anything from fuzzy logic in football to how the brain recognizes the body of the sprinter is moving. The audience will vote their favourite presenter who will have to be judged according to Famelab’s golden rule - the 3C’s: Content, Clarity and Charisma. Since its birth at Cheltenham Science Festival in 2004, FameLab® has grown into arguably the world’s leading science communication competition.

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

MON:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

This is a “must see” event – make sure you book your seats in advance! For information on tickets please see: www.sciencegallery.com

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TUES. 10TH

TUES. 10TH IMMA: ART+SCIENCE SEMINAR

SYLVIA’S QUEST PARTNERS

PARTNERS

WONDERLAND THEATRE

VENUE:

TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

TUES: 19.00-21.00

IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins. Throughout the experience the audience wear headphones on which they experience the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear, and with which Sylvia interacts. Wonderland is the first theatre makers to use such wireless technology in Irish theatre.

TICKETS:

Ticketed

VENUE:

IMMA@NCH , EARLSFORT TERRACE, DUBLIN

TIME:

TUES:

17.30

TICKETS:

For information on tickets please see www. entertainment.ie

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Free Booking essential

To coincide with Dublin’s hosting of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012 from 11 to 15 July, IMMA invites you to a seminar which explores the relationship between the visual arts and science as informed by an exhibition of works from the IMMA Collection titled Time Out of Mind. Titled Art + Science, this seminar considers collaborations between art and science in their historical contexts as well as current critical issues. The Art + Science seminar features keynote participants Dorothy Cross (Artist), Tom Cross (Zoologist), Siân Ede (Writer, Scholar and Deputy Director, Gulbenkian Foundation), Michael John Gorman (Director, Science Gallery, Dublin), Marie Redmond (Lecturer, TCD) and Mick Wilson (GRADCAM). For information on tickets please see www. imma.ie/talksandlectures

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WED. 11TH THE LONGEST RIVER PARTNERS

MARINE INSTITUTE

VENUE:

ST. ANN’S CHURCH, DAWSON STREET, DUBLIN 2 TIME:

WED:

TICKETS:

Invitation only

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20:00

A fusion of scientific discovery, music and poetry: The Longest River will explore our relationship with the seas and oceans and feature spectacular deep sea video footage filmed by National Geographic TV on board the Irish Research Vessel Celtic Explorer in August 2011. Footage includes images of the Moytirra Vent Field, named after a mythological Irish battlefield – the Plain of Pillars, and a ten metre tall vent pillar (a black smoker) named Balor, after the legendary Irish giant, and its associated extremophile fauna. This 75 minute performance will include a world premiere performance of work commissioned by Cois Cladaigh from the Estonian composer Urmas Sisask using the text Ave Maris Stella.

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WED. 11TH

WED. 11TH LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL

INTERACTIVOS? PARTNERS

PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

SCIENCE GALLERY

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

See ScienceGallery.com for details

Hacking has always been associated with innovative appropriations of existing resources, re-engineering, working below the radar, and modifying structures to reap new benefits. This is the approach for Interactivos?’12 Dublin, which will involve Medialab Prado and Science Gallery working together to set up an experimental production laboratory to channel hacker culture, and allow artists, designers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners to take control over the resolution of problems that affect urban communities in Dublin and worldwide.

TICKETS:

Free

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

WED:

09:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Interactivos?’12 Dublin will move citizen science out of the garage/prototype stage and onto the street. Over 17 days, participants will collectively develop creative interventions and responses in relation to themes complementary to Science Gallery’s IDEALAB, including open data services, wellbeing and crowdsourcing public data.

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Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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WED. 11TH

WED. 11TH HAMILTON MASTER CLASSES : NOBEL LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY

EXPLORING ENERGY PARTNERS

SEAI AND ECO-UNESCO

PARTNERS

ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY

VENUE:

THE GREENHOUSE, 17 ANDREW ST, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

WED:

10:00-14:00

ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SEAI will be celebrating the Dublin City of Science 2012 with a week of day-long interactive youth workshops focusing on energy. The Energy Explorers workshops aim to engage young people in energy, what it is, where it comes from and how much they use in their everyday lives. The interactive, fun workshops will explore climate change and energy in a hands-on and practical way and will use experiments all relevant to young peoples daily lives such as investigating the amount of energy used for a mobile phone; they will be facilitated by SEAI and ECO-UNESCO facilitators.

VENUE:

ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, DAWSON STREET

TIME:

Wed

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Ticketed

For information on tickets please see www.eco-unesco.ie www.seai.ie/schools

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The Hamilton Master Classes will take place from July 11th-14th, with Nobel Laureates Peter Doherty and James Watson as well as Intel Anthropologist Genevieve Bell and CERN scientists Rolf Heuer, Steve Myers et al. The Master classes are being organised in conjunction with the Irish Times and Dublin City of Science 2012.

11.00

For information on tickets please see www.ria.ie

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WED. 11TH

WED. 11TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

SILK WORM SUMMER CLUB

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

INGENIOUS IRELAND

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

TUES:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed!

VENUE:

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

TIME:

MON:

11:30-12:45

TICKETS:

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

The Chester Beatty Library and CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) will present a series of interactive handling sessions and workshops for children to highlight the week in July. The Library holds a significant collection of scientific material in its European, Islamic and East Asian collections and a gallery trail will be available for visitors. As part of Dublin City of Science CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology will run a week-long, interactive science club at the Library. Children will get the chance to explore a range of science activities with interactive, hands-on experiments and activities.

Limited to 20 places. Please book from Monday 2 July 9.30am at www.cbl.ie under Online Booking.

Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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WED. 11TH

WED. 11TH INSPECTORIUM! PART OF THE FAMILY

CRACKING CRIME WITH SCIENCE PARTNERS

PARTNERS

REACH RCSI PROGRAMME

VENUE:

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND

TIME:

WED:

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – NATURAL HISTORY

This is a free, hands-on workshop that will use the theme of crime solving to allow participants develop an interest and enthusiasm for science. We will introduce how scientists work and the children will then be asked to become mini Forensic Detectives and help in solving a crime by taking part in the hands-on activities with experiments relevant to the Irish primary science curriculum.

14:00

NAT. MUSEUM OF IRELAND NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, MERRION ST. TIME:

WED:

TICKETS:

14:00-16:00

What makes an insect an insect? Drop into the National Museum of Ireland, Discover Zone where you can find out how zoologists classify animals. Ireland’s Natural History Museum, sometimes called the Dead Zoo a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, is housed on Merrion Street in Dublin. The Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century.

TICKETS:

For more info on registration see www.rcsi.ie/reach

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WED. 11TH

WED. 11TH

GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

ALCHEMIST APERITIF

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

WED:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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ALCHEMIST CAFÉ AND IRISH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION

VENUE:

KUDOS BAR, CLARION HOTEL, IFSC

TIME:

WED:

TICKETS:

Free

18:45-19:45

On three evenings of ESOF2012, the Irish Science and Technology Journalists Association (ISTJA) and Alchemist Café Dublin are organising science café events. These are informal, early-evening gatherings aimed at a general audience who are interested in developments in science and technology. Each session will involve 3-4 speakers, each of whom will speak for about five minutes on the topic of their presentation to ESOF. The discussion will then be widened out to include the audience and have speakers engage with each other. Speakers have been invited from among contributors to ESOF2012 on subjects such as changing human identity, solutions to the energy crisis, myths on nuclear power and GMOs, urban sustainability, the battle to feed the planet and the search for the Higgs boson.

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WED. 11TH

WED. 11TH INSIDE-OUT FILM PROGRAMME & DISCUSSION

SYLVIA’S QUEST PARTNERS

PARTNERS

WONDERLAND THEATRE

VENUE:

TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

WED:

19:00-21:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins. Throughout the experience the audience wear headphones on which they experience the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear, and with which Sylvia interacts. Wonderland will be the first theatre makers to use such wireless technology in Irish theatre. For information on tickets please see www.entertainment.ie

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Immerse yourself in thought-provoking and entertaining insights into the rich spectrum of human existence, from the DNA level, THE LIGHTHOUSE to the expanse of the solar system. This CINEMA, collection of rare and unseen short films MARKET captures unique glimpses of both the SQUARE, microscopic and macroscopic worlds, SMITHFIELD raising questions about mysteries that DUBLIN 7 science and technology endeavour to TIME: address. VENUE:

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Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. TICKETS:

Free

For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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WED. 11TH

BELLE MORAL - A NATURAL HISTORY BY ANN-MARIE MACDONALD

THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT PARTNERS

(REHEARSED READING)

NIAMH SHAW AND ÚNA KAVANAGH

PARTNERS

ROUGH MAGIC THEATRE COMPANY

VENUE:

SAMUEL BECKETT THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE TIME:

WED:

19:30

“Belle Moral” by Ann-Marie Macdonald is an intriguing dark comedy set in a Scottish manor house by the sea at the end of the nineteenth century. After her father’s death, Pearl MacIsaac is persuing her scientific studies inspired by Darwin’s theories of evolution. A family secret is unearthed and everywhere there is the pull of opposites – science vs nature, rational vs supernatural, conscious and unconscious. Belle Moral attempts to reconcile the extremes of rationalism and romanticism and questions the morality of the science of eugenics, which will be discussed by an expert panel following the reading.

VENUE:

PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

WED:

20:00

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Tickets: €5

Tickets: €12/10

For information on tickets please see www.roughmagic.ie

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What if you could see, every choice, every dream, every possible outcome of your Life? Niamh Shaw & Úna Kavanagh present ‘That’s About The Size Of It’, a partlecture, part-biographical, interactive, informative and visual performance piece about Niamh’s ’What If?’ moments of her life, CERN, String Theory & Dimensions, to explore our existence, our life’s work and the effect of choice, chance and coincidence on our life journey. A Show in A Bag production, ‘That’s About The Size Of It’ has been created through the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Arts @ CERN. On the 10th Dimension, we can be anything we want to be. For information on tickets please see www.projectartscentre.ie

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THURS. 12TH INTERACTIVOS? PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

See ScienceGallery.com for details

Hacking has always been associated with innovative appropriations of existing resources, re-engineering, working below the radar, and modifying structures to reap new benefits. This is the approach for Interactivos?’12 Dublin, which will involve Medialab Prado and Science Gallery working together to set up an experimental production laboratory to channel hacker culture, and allow artists, designers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners to take control over the resolution of problems that affect urban communities in Dublin and worldwide.

TICKETS:

Free

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Interactivos?’12 Dublin will move citizen science out of the garage/prototype stage and onto the street. Over 17 days, participants will collectively develop creative interventions and responses in relation to themes complementary to Science Gallery’s IDEALAB, including open data services, wellbeing and crowdsourcing public data.

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH

MINI-ESOF: FROM THE STARS TO THE SEA

LEAF WATCHFAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL PARTNERS

PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

THURS: 09:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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MATHESON ORMSBY PRENTICE

“Mini-ESOF: From the Stars to the Sea” is an interactive program that will give students from across Dublin rare and OFFICES OF intimate access to trailblazing scientists. MATHESON This event features NASA Administrator ORMSBY Charles Bolden and scientist Dr. Eric PRENTICE AT SIR JOHN ROGERSON’S Karsenti who will give young people the opportunity to hear about their work. QUAY, DUBLIN VENUE:

TIME:

THURS: 09:30-11:00

TICKETS:

Invitation only

The events are kindly hosted by law firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice as part of their MOP Giving Programme. The MOP Giving Programme was established to help Ireland’s children and young people achieve their full potential. Working with a number of carefully selected organisations, the Programme aims to assist children and young adults to be everything they can be.

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH

MATHS IN THE CITY

EXPLORING ENERGY PARTNERS

PARTNERS

CALMAST

SEAI AND ECO-UNESCO

VENUE:

THE GREENHOUSE, 17 ANDREW ST, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

THURS: 10:00-14:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed or Free: Advance booking essential

ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SEAI will be celebrating the Dublin City of Science 2012 with a week of day-long interactive youth workshops focusing on energy. The Energy Explorers workshops aim to engage young people in energy, what it is, where it comes from and how much they use in their everyday lives. The interactive, fun workshops will explore climate change and energy in a hands-on and practical way and will use experiments all relevant to young peoples daily lives such as investigating the amount of energy used for a mobile phone; they will be facilitated by SEAI and ECO-UNESCO facilitators. For information on tickets please see www.eco-unesco.ie www.seai.ie/schools

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VENUE:

CONVENTION CENTRE, DUBLIN

A two day event designed to challenge impressions people have about mathematics. Maths and science communicators, academics, teachers and students from across Europe brightly attired will engage passing crowds with giant puzzles, mazes, card tricks and other magical maths.

TIME:

THURS:11.00- 15.00

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FREE

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THURS. 12TH INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

SILK WORM SUMMER CLUB

PARTNERS

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

THURS:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

PARTNERS

INGENIOUS IRELAND

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours include-

The Chester Beatty Library and CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) will present a series of interactive handling sessions and workshops for children to highlight the week in July. The Library holds a significant collection of scientific material in its European, Islamic and East Asian collections and a gallery trail will be available for visitors.

That’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed!

VENUE:

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

TIME:

THURS: 11:30-12:45

TICKETS:

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

As part of Dublin City of Science CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology will run a week-long, interactive science club at the Library. Children will get the chance to explore a range of science activities with interactive, hands-on experiments and activities.

Limited to 20 places. Please book from Monday 2 July 9.30am at www.cbl.ie

Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH

INSPECTORIUM! PART OF THE FAMILY

ENVIRONMENTAL ARACHAEOLOGY WALKING TOUR

VENUE:

MEET ON GRATTAN BRIDGE (CAPEL STREET BRIDGE)

TIME:

THURS:

12.00

TICKETS:

Free, registration required For information on tickets please see www.ipean.ie

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

IRISH PALAEOECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – NATURAL HISTORY

Environmental archaeology walking tour of Dublin City Centre by the Irish Palaeoecology and Environmental Archaeology Network (IPEAN)

What makes an insect an insect? Drop into the National Museum of Ireland, Discover Zone where you can find out how zoologists classify animals.

The tour of the Viking and medieval heart of Dublin city draws on insights and perspectives from environmental archaeology. It examines early urban living against its environmental background. The tour will start by the river, a hugely important waterway going back to earliest prehistory. While following Fishamble Street some of the best evidence for early city living will be discussed. At the later site of Back Lane the focus will be shifted to the economies of the medieval and postmedieval period and a contrast of the decline in living standards south of the river with those of their thriving contemporaries north of the river will be made. The return will be through Dublin Castle, the nucleus of the medieval city.

VENUE: VENUE:

NAT. MUSEUM OF IRELAND NATURAL Ireland’s Natural History Museum, HISTORY sometimes called the Dead Zoo a branch of MUSEUM, MERRION STREET the National Museum of Ireland, is housed TIME: TIME:

THURS:

14:00 16:00

on Merrion Street in Dublin. The Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century.

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Free

The tour will take about an hour and cover 2km partly on steep and uneven ground. It is designed for the general public including interested children.

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH HAMILTON MASTER CLASSES : NOBEL LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY

BRIAN GREENE AT SCIENCE GALLERY PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

PARTNERS

ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY

VENUE: VENUE:

ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, DAWSON STREET

The Hamilton Master Classes will take place from July 11th-14th, with Nobel Laureates Peter Doherty and James Watson as well as Intel Anthropologist Genevieve Bell and CERN scientists Rolf Heuer, Steve Myers et al. The Master classes are being organised in conjunction with the Irish Times and Dublin City of Science 2012.

TIME: TIME:

THURS

VENUE:

PACCAR THEATRE, SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

11.00

THURS 17:30-18:30

TICKETS: TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.ria.ie

Ticketed

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books are widely read: The Elegant Universe was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than a million copies worldwide; The Fabric of the Cosmos spent half a year on The New York Times bestseller list, and inspired The Washington Post to call him the “single best explainer of abstruse ideas in the world today.” His latest book, The Hidden Reality debuted at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list. A recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, Greene is co-director of Columbia’s Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), and is leading a research program applying superstring theory to cosmological questions. With producer Tracy Day, he is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which featured Science Gallery’s exhibition BIORHYTHM in 2011, and SURFACE TENSION in 2012. For information on tickets please see www.sciencegallery.com

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THURS. 12TH GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

ALCHEMIST APERITIF

PARTNERS

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

THURS:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

ALCHEMIST CAFÉ AND IRISH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments.

On three evenings of ESOF2012, the Irish Science and Technology Journalists Association (ISTJA) and Alchemist Café Dublin are organising science café events. These are informal, early-evening gatherings aimed at a general audience who are interested in developments in science and technology.

Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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VENUE:

KUDOS BAR, CLARION HOTEL, IFSC

TIME:

THURS: 18:45-19:45

TICKETS:

Free

Each session will involve 3-4 speakers, each of whom will speak for about five minutes on the topic of their presentation to ESOF. The discussion will then be widened out to include the audience and have speakers engage with each other. Speakers have been invited from among contributors to ESOF2012 on subjects such as changing human identity, solutions to the energy crisis, myths on nuclear power and GMOs, urban sustainability, the battle to feed the planet and the search for the Higgs boson.

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH

WHAT IS LIFE? A 21ST CENTURY PERSPECTIVE

SEMICONDUCTOR FILMS

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

DIAS, RIA, TCD, ESOF 2012 AND DUBLIN CITY OF SCIENCE 2012

VENUE:

Exam Hall, Trinity College Dublin

TIME:

THURS:

19:30

TICKETS:

Ticketed For more information on tickets please see: www.dublinscience 2012.ie

As part of Science in the City, people will be given the opportunity to be part of what will be one of the greatest science events of the 21st century. Dr. Craig Venter, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s and a pioneer of synthetic biology will deliver a lecture entitled, “What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective” on the evening of Thursday, 12 July in Trinity College Dublin, recreating the Irish event that inspired the discovery of the structure of DNA. In February 1943, one of the most distinguished scientists of the 20th Century, Erwin Schrödinger, delivered a seminal lecture, entitled “What is Life?”, under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in Trinity College, Dublin. The lecture presented far-sighted ideas on how hereditary information could be encoded in a chemical structure (aperiodic crystal) in living cells. Schrödinger’s book (1944) of the same title is considered to be a scientific classic. The book was cited by Crick and Watson as one of the inspirations which ultimately led them to unravel the structure of DNA in 1953, a breakthrough which won them the Nobel Prize.

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VENUE:

THE FACTORY, BARROW STREET, DUBLIN 4

TIME:

THURS:

TICKETS:

Ticketed €10

18:00

Semiconductor Films is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world, how we experience and try to create an understanding of it, questioning our own place in the physical universe. Their work has been screened, exhibited and collected globally including The Royal Academy London, Hirshhorn Museum Washington DC, Venice Biennale Italy, FACT Liverpool , CAC Cincinnati USA, Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival and Pompidou, Paris, France. Works include; Black Rain, a video installation which uses satellite image data to observe the space between the Sun and the Earth, Indefatigable, a film observing scientists at work on the Galapagos Islands and Magnetic Movie, an animation exploring the material nature of interplanetary magnetic fields at a NASA space sciences laboratory. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH

THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT

SYLVIA’S QUEST PARTNERS

PARTNERS

NIAMH SHAW AND ÚNA KAVANAGH

WONDERLAND THEATRE

VENUE:

TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

THURS: 19:00-21:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins. Throughout the experience the audience wear headphones on which they experience the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear, and with which Sylvia interacts. Wonderland will be the first theatre makers to use such wireless technology in Irish theatre.

VENUE:

PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

THURS:

20:00

TICKETS:

Tickets cost €12/10 For information on tickets please see www.entertainment.ie

What if you could see, every choice, every dream, every possible outcome of your Life? Niamh Shaw & Úna Kavanagh present ‘That’s About The Size Of It’, a partlecture, part-biographical, interactive, informative and visual performance piece about Niamh’s ’What If?’ moments of her life, CERN, String Theory & Dimensions, to explore our existence, our life’s work and the effect of choice, chance and coincidence on our life journey. A Show in A Bag production, ‘That’s About The Size Of It’ has been created through the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Arts @ CERN. On the 10th Dimension, we can be anything we want to be. For information on tickets please see www.projectartscentre.ie

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THURS. 12TH

THURS. 12TH AVANT GARDE SCIENCE

SEMICONDUCTOR FILMS

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Join us for our second night of AvantGarde Science at The Sugar Club.

VENUE:

THE SUGAR CLUB, LEESON STREET, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

THURS:

20:30

TICKETS:

Tickets at the Door €10

Fill up on your science fun tokens and watch stunning science shorts, kick back and enjoy science from the early days of celluloid to current visionary works. Science has been the inspiration for imaginative and entertaining films from Georges Melies’ La Voyage dans la Lune (1902) and Jacques Tati’s M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953). Mentioned these two films already in the first avantgarde blurb Avant-Garde Science will explore the influence of these pioneers on contemporary science films with sci-tastic tunes and a mellow atmosphere. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www.ucdimaginescience.ie/ programme/.

VENUE:

THE FACTORY, BARROW STREET, DUBLIN 4

TIME:

THURS:

TICKETS:

Ticketed €10

18:00

Visual art, film and science collide beautifully on Thursday July 12th when we present the Irish premier of Semiconductor Films , the creative brain child of UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world; how we experience and try to create an understanding of it, questioning our own place in the physical universe. Their work has been screened, and exhibited globally, including: The Royal Academy London; Hirshhorn Museum Washington DC; Venice Biennale Italy; FACT Liverpool; CAC Cincinnati USA; Sundance Film Festival; Rotterdam International Film Festival; and Pompidou, Paris, France. Their works include: Black Rain, a video installation which uses satellite image data to observe the space between the Sun and the Earth; Indefatigable, a film observing scientists at work on the Galapagos Islands; and Magnetic Movie, an animation exploring the material nature of interplanetary magnetic fields at a NASA space sciences laboratory. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www.ucdimaginescience.ie/ programme/.

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FRIDAY 13TH INTERACTIVOS? PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

All day See ScienceGallery.com for details

TICKETS:

Free

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Hacking has always been associated with innovative appropriations of existing resources, re-engineering, working below the radar, and modifying structures to reap new benefits. This is the approach for Interactivos?’12 Dublin, which will involve Medialab Prado and Science Gallery working together to set up an experimental production laboratory to channel hacker culture, and allow artists, designers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners to take control over the resolution of problems that affect urban communities in Dublin and worldwide. Interactivos?’12 Dublin will move citizen science out of the garage/prototype stage and onto the street. Over 17 days, participants will collectively develop creative interventions and responses in relation to themes complementary to Science Gallery’s IDEALAB, including open data services, wellbeing and crowdsourcing public data.

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH

LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL

THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE TV & NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2012

PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

FRI:

09:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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PARTNERS

EUROPAWS, EUROSCIENCE AND AGTEL

VENUE: VENUE:

SYNGE THEATRE TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN TIME: TIME:

FRI:

09:00 – 17:50

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Free

The Festival includes the screening of 32 of the best television and New Media productions involving science from across Europe, and two keynote talks and panel-led discussions. There are prizes for productions in three TV genres – Documentary, Drama and General Programmes – and a New Media category. Four further prizes reflect science in society issues; the environment, women in science, a young jury award and the choice of the theatre audience. So everyone visiting the festival can participate. And free coffee and biscuits are provided in the intervals. Key issues in presenting science on television and new media will surface via the two talks and discussion sessions. On 13 July, the theme is “Making the Invisible Visible”, where particle physics, the environment and drama will be the topics. The keynote speaker is the producer of the BBC documentary “the Hunt for the Higgs Boson”, the ultimate in communicating about the invisible. Environmental issues are also often not visible and present one of the key communication issues. Another communication option is via drama. Encouraging largely arts based TV drama people to take on board science themes is at the heart of a successful German project. Please see www.europaws.org for more info.

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH

MINI-ESOF: FROM THE STARS TO THE SEA

EXPLORING ENERGY

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SEAI AND ECO-UNESCO

MATHESON ORMSBY PRENTICE

“Mini-ESOF: From the Stars to the Sea” is an interactive program that will give VENUE: VENUE: students from across Dublin rare and OFFICES OF intimate access to trailblazing scientists. MATHESON This event features NASA Administrator ORMSBY Charles Bolden and scientist Dr. Eric PRENTICE AT SIR JOHN ROGERSON’S Karsenti who will give young people the opportunity to hear about their work. QUAY, DUBLIN TIME: TIME:

FRI:

09:30-11:00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Invitation only

The events are kindly hosted by law firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice as part of their MOP Giving Programme. The MOP Giving Programme was established to help Ireland’s children and young people achieve their full potential. Working with a number of carefully selected organisations, the Programme aims to assist children and young adults to be everything they can be.

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VENUE:

THE GREENHOUSE, 17 ANDREW ST, DUBLIN 2

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10:00-14:00

ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SEAI will be celebrating the Dublin City of Science 2012 with a week of day-long interactive youth workshops focusing on energy. The Energy Explorers workshops aim to engage young people in energy, what it is, where it comes from and how much they use in their everyday lives. The interactive, fun workshops will explore climate change and energy in a hands-on and practical way and will use experiments all relevant to young peoples daily lives such as investigating the amount of energy used for a mobile phone; they will be facilitated by SEAI and ECO-UNESCO facilitators.

TICKETS:

Ticketed or Free: Advance booking essential

For information on tickets please see www.eco-unesco.ie www.seai.ie/schools

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH HAMILTON MASTER CLASSES : NOBEL LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN PARTNERS

INGENIOUS IRELAND

PARTNERS

ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

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11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries.

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ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, DAWSON STREET

The Hamilton Master Classes will take place from July 11th-14th, with Nobel Laureates Peter Doherty and James Watson as well as Intel Anthropologist Genevieve Bell and CERN scientists Rolf Heuer, Steve Myers et al. The Master classes are being organised in conjunction with the Irish Times and Dublin City of Science 2012.

TIME: TIME:

FRI

11.00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

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Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH DARA Ó BRIAIN PRESENTS THE AGE OF REASON: HOW LOGIC CAN SAVE US...AGAIN

SILK WORM SUMMER CLUB PARTNERS

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

PARTNERS

LEVIATHAN

VENUE: VENUE:

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

TIME: TIME:

FRI:

11:30-12:45

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

The Chester Beatty Library and CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) will present a series of interactive handling sessions and workshops for children to highlight the week in July. The Library holds a significant collection of scientific material in its European, Islamic and East Asian collections and a gallery trail will be available for visitors. As part of Dublin City of Science CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology will run a week-long, interactive science club at the Library. Children will get the chance to explore a range of science activities with interactive, hands-on experiments and activities.

EDMUND BURKE THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN TIME: TIME:

FRI

13.00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Ticketed For information on tickets please see www.leviathan.ie

Limited to 20 places.

The world in which we live faces the most serious challenges in almost every realm: social, economic, political, environmental... Many of the horrendous problems that humanity has created for itself, and the planet we inhabit, have their roots in bad practice and bad ideas, based on bad thinking. That is not to say *evil* thinking, but rather thinking that is unscientific, illogical, and prone to fallacies of all sorts. Dara Ó Briain and a panel of thinkers from across society: politicians, architects, theologians, engineers, artists, medical practitioners, economists take a humorous journey through logic, reason and scientific thinking to see how their use solved problems in the past. Scientific thinking is not just for scientists, you know.

Please book from Monday 2 July 9.30am at www.cbl.ie

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH MATHS, APPLES & ALAN TURING

THE RACE FOR THE DOUBLE HELIX – LIFE STORY, JAMES WATSON

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

UCD Imagine Science Film Festival are delighted to present a rare and intimate audience with James Watson, esteemed American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist best know as the codiscoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 VENUE: VENUE: with Francis Crick. Awarded the Nobel THE LIGHTHOUSE Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1962, CINEMA, MARKET Watson has held positions at University of SQUARE, Chicago, Indiana University and University SMITHFIELD, of Cambridge. DUBLIN 7 In 1956, Watson became a junior member of Harvard University’s Biological TIME: TIME: Laboratories, holding this position until FRI: 13:00 1976, promoting research in molecular biology. Between 1988 and 1992, Watson was associated with the National Institute of Health, helping to establish the Human Genome Project. Watson has written many science books, including the textbook TICKETS: TICKETS: The Molecular Biology of the Gene (1965) Free and his bestselling book The Double Helix (1968) about the DNA structure discovery. For information on From 1968 he served as director of Cold free tickets please Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL) on see http://www. Long Island, New York greatly expanding ucdimaginescience. its level of funding and research. At CSHL, ie/programme/ he shifted his research emphasis to the study of cancer. In 1994, he took up the position of president and served for 10 years. He was appointed chancellor of CSHL, serving until 2007. This unique event will be accompanied by an Irish premier screening of awardwinning docu-drama ‘The Race for the Double Helix’ featuring Jeff Goldblum, Tim Piggot-Smith and Juliet Stephenson, originally produced for the BBC science series Horizon in 1987. SCIENCE IN THE CITY 6 – 15 JULY www.dublinscience2012.ie

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On Friday 13th July join film-makers Al and Al with Prof Brian Green at the premier of The Creator and post screening debate THE LIGHTHOUSE and audience Q&A. The Creator journeys CINEMA, into the surreal dream world of the MARKET visionary scientist Alan Turing, the father SQUARE, of the computer age and seed of Thinking SMITHFIELD, Machines. Through Turing’s dream diaries, DUBLIN 7 the Thinking Machines from the future TIME: embark on a quest to discover their origins FRI 18.00 and destiny in the universe. During Jungian therapy with Doctor Greenbaum, Turing discovers the secrets of his unconscious mind and what drives him to build a Thinking Machine. With the reality of his arrest and conviction making him face TICKETS: the repression of his love, Turing finds himself preparing his symbolic suicide by Free Event –tickets required poisoning a red apple. VENUE:

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Brian Green is a Professor Mathematics and Physics at Colombia University. His area of research is superstring theory: a theory that purports to give us a quantum theory of gravity as well as a unified theory of all forces and all matter. Since 2001 Alan Holmes and Alan Taylor have created an award winning body of films, exhibiting internationally in galleries, site specific installations, film festivals, television and concert halls.

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH

THE FUTURE OF FILM & VIDEO

PACCAR THEATRE, SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

FRI

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY AND UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Join industry media leaders as they discuss the future of film and television, from today’s cutting-edge 3D tech, to tomorrow’s innovations only being imagined in labs across the world. You’ll never look at a screen the same way as these visionaries show that within the film and video industry you should expect the unexpected!

VENUE:

18.00

GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

Speakers will include: Prof Anil Kokaram, TCD & Google; Simon Robinson, Chief Scientist at The Foundry (London & LA); George Bruder from You Tube and formerly of NETFLIX; and Oliver Grau a senior researcher at BBC R&D Production Magic Group.

TICKETS:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

ticketed

Free

For information on free tickets please see www. sciencegallery.com

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18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events a and ticket information check out www.ucdimaginescience.ie

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH MATHSJAM

ALCHEMIST APERITIF PARTNERS

PARTNERS

MATHSJAM DUBLIN

ALCHEMIST CAFÉ AND IRISH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION

VENUE:

KUDOS BAR, CLARION HOTEL, IFSC

TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

Free

18:45-19:45

On three evenings of ESOF2012, the Irish Science and Technology Journalists Association (ISTJA) and Alchemist Café Dublin are organising science café events. These are informal, early-evening gatherings aimed at a general audience who are interested in developments in science and technology. Each session will involve 3-4 speakers, each of whom will speak for about five minutes on the topic of their presentation to ESOF. The discussion will then be widened out to include the audience and have speakers engage with each other. Speakers have been invited from among contributors to ESOF2012 on subjects such as changing human identity, solutions to the energy crisis, myths on nuclear power and GMOs, urban sustainability, the battle to feed the planet and the search for the Higgs boson.

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VENUE:

THE LOMBARD’ TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB, 44 PEARSE STREET, DUBLIN 2 TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

Free

19:00

MathsJam is a free meet up for all maths enthusiasts, to get together in a relaxed, social atmosphere. We share anything on a mathematical/analytical/logical basis that we like or find interesting; puzzles, games, problems, and even origami! MathsJam is an international event which is currently hosted in over 20 cities and still growing. We are always looking to help the spread of MathsJams around the world and they are so easy to set up. If you are interested in setting one up where you live, check out www.mathsjam.com or email london@mathsjam.com for more info. Come along to ‘The Lombard’ Traditional Irish Pub on Friday 13th July for an extra special ESOF 2012 MathsJam!

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH COPENHAGEN BY MICHAEL FRAYN

SYLVIA’S QUEST

(REHEARSED READING) PARTNERS

PARTNERS

WONDERLAND THEATRE

VENUE:

TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

FRI:

19.00-21.00

TICKETS:

Ticketed

ROUGH MAGIC THEATRE COMPANY

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins. Throughout the experience the audience wear headphones on which they experience the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear, and with which Sylvia interacts. Wonderland is the first theatre makers to use such wireless technology in Irish theatre. For information on tickets please see www.entertainment.ie

In the autumn of 1941, at a critical point in the second world war, German physicist Werner Heisenberg paid a strange visit to his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. To this day, speculation has raged over precisely what they discussed. These two former friends were among a handful of scientists around the globe who could unlock the secret of nuclear warfare.

VENUE: VENUE:

SAMUEL BECKETT THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE TIME: TIME:

FRI:

19.30

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Tickets: €5

In probing the mystery of this meeting, Michael Frayn has created an extraordinary play - gripping, haunting, exhilarating and moving - which asks how we can ever know why we do what we do. The scientific and ethical issues raised in the reading will be discussed by an expert panel following the reading.

For information on free tickets please see www. roughmagic.ie

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH

RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER

THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT

EVENING CONCERT

PARTNERS

THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

NIAMH SHAW AND UNA KAVANAGH

PARTNERS

VENUE: VENUE:

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

TIME: TIME:

FRI:

20.00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Ticketed

Two thrilling 20th-century masterpieces transport us from the excitement of the New World to the wonders of outer space. Combining classical music and jazz, Gershwin’s thrilling “musical kaleidoscope of America” Rhapsody in Blue is an exhilarating hymnal to the home of the skyscraper. Boasting rapturous writing for solo piano – with Philip Martin making a welcome return – it perfectly complements a choice selection of classic American songs. Holst’s The Planets, programmed to complement ESOF 2012 taking place in Dublin from 11–15 July as part of Dublin City of Science 2012, offers magical adventure and celestial poetry in abundance in unforgettable portraits of our nearest planetary neighbours.

For information on free tickets please see www.nch.ie

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PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

FRI:

20:00

TICKETS:

Tickets cost €12/10.

What if you could see, every choice, every dream, every possible outcome of your Life? Niamh Shaw & Úna Kavanagh present ‘That’s About The Size Of It’, a partlecture, part-biographical, interactive, informative and visual performance piece about Niamh’s ’What If?’ moments of her life, CERN, String Theory & Dimensions, to explore our existence, our life’s work and the effect of choice, chance and coincidence on our life journey. A Show in A Bag production, ‘That’s About The Size Of It’ has been created through the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Arts @ CERN. On the 10th Dimension, we can be anything we want to be. For information on tickets please see www.projectartscentre.ie

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH

SCI-LENS YURODNY ENSEMBLE

INVISIBLE DUST

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Art in Science / Science in Art - SCI-LENS is to tradition what silence is to sound.

VENUE:

THE FACTORY, BARROW STREET, DUBLIN 2

TIME:

FRI:

20:30

TICKETS:

Tickets €10 / €5 Students/Unwaged For information on free tickets please see http://www. ucdimaginescience. ie/programme/

Presented by UCD Imagine Science Film Festival and Darklight New Media Festival our second night at The Factory is an exceptional performance not to be missed. This is extra special evening event featuring a world leader in the field of computer music, Dan Truman, a laptop orchestra and the nine exceptional musicians of the Yurodny Ensemble. SCI-LENS involves the design and building of new gestural interfaces; physical and virtual electronics for the translation of traditional music from around the world into contemporary language, and an exploration of the meaning of sound in space. Current explorations in network theory and the organic mathematics of chaos are leading to the development of a new theory of universality that brings the aims of Science and Art ever closer together. In the language of music, it is a common axiom that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. SCI-LENS attempts to find a proof for this, in seeking the ultimate goal of both fields: creativity and inspiration. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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For two days the Invisible Breath Family Workshop will fuse art and science to provide exciting new drop-in activities for all ages.

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

Check out sciencegallery,com for times

TICKETS:

Free

Artists and Air pollution scientists from Trinity College Dublin will enable you to create computer measurements of air pollution, produce your own ink ‘breath’ drawings and make wind instruments to technically, visually and sonically capture breath and uncover the invisible. Participants will be able to take away artworks, instruments and measurements. There will also be a selection of Invisible Dust commissioned artists projects on display and an opportunity to explore websites that monitor air pollution in real time. As part of this programme curator and director of Invisible Dust, Alice Sharp will lead on a conversation: How do artists and scientists work together? She is joined by Professor Frank Kelly, King’s College London and Chair of the UK Government’s Air Pollution Advisory Committee and a Trinity Environmental Engineer who will explore how air quality affects life in Dublin.

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FRIDAY 13TH

FRIDAY 13TH

INSPECTORIUM! PART OF THE FAMILY

BAD ROBOTS

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – NATURAL HISTORY

VENUE:

NAT. MUSEUM OF IRELAND NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, MERRION ST TIME:

FRI:

14:00-16:00

What makes an insect an insect? Drop into the National Museum of Ireland, Discover Zone where you can find out how zoologists classify animals. Ireland’s Natural History Museum, sometimes called the Dead Zoo a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, is housed on Merrion Street in Dublin. The Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century.

Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly safe. Unless they go rogue! Blinky TM (directed by THE LIGHTHOUSE Ruairí Robinson) is known as an incredibly CINEMA, MARKET serious and self important genius, and was SQUARE, nominated for an Oscar for the short film SMITHFIELD, Fifty Percent Grey. VENUE:

DUBLIN 7 TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Free

Ticketed

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19:00

Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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FRIDAY 13TH INTERFERENCE

SATURDAY 14TH

PARTNERS

FUTUREPROOF: NEWSTALK

VENUE:

MEETING HOUSE SQUARE, TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

Free

16:30 17.30

The team who bring you Futureproof - the weekly science show on Newstalk 106-108 fm - will take to the streets during Science in the City to conduct an experiment like no other. Futureproof presenter Jonathan McCrea will be in Meeting House Square on Friday 13th of July, enlisting the help of passers-by to help him find out how the human mind works. With the help of expert psychologists, Jonathan and the Futureproof crew have researched, plotted and schemed to create a series of social experiments designed to find out just what makes people tick. Stop by on Wednesday - see the experiments happen, maybe take part in a few, or just say hi to the team. Then on Saturday, tune in to Futureproof on Newstalk 106-108fm at 6pm to hear the results... you might be surprised by what you hear! Made Possible by Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH ABBOTT FAMILY SCIENCE DAY

INTERACTIVOS?

PARTNERS

VENUE:

CONVENTION CENTRE DUBLIN

TIME:

VARIOUS

TICKETS:

Ticketed

PARTNERS

ABBOTT FUND

SCIENCE GALLERY

Today’s students are the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. That is why it is vital to inspire and train young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. During ESOF 2012 a team of Abbott volunteers, with the support of the Abbott Fund, will make the Abbott Family Science possible. Working together, families are introduced to a range of activities that encourage the exploration of scientific principles in a fun and hands-on way.

Hacking has always been associated with innovative appropriations of existing resources, re-engineering, working below the radar, and modifying structures to reap new benefits. This is the approach for Interactivos?’12 Dublin, which will involve Medialab Prado and Science Gallery working together to set up an experimental production laboratory to channel hacker culture, and allow artists, designers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners to take control over the resolution of problems that affect urban communities in Dublin and worldwide.

The Abbott Family Science programme looks to spark an interest in science among young people to inspire the next generation of scientists, and to foster a better understanding of science and a richer appreciation of the value it brings to improving human health. Check out www.esof2012.org for more details on times and tickets.

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VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

All day See ScienceGallery.com for details

TICKETS:

Free

Interactivos?’12 Dublin will move citizen science out of the garage/prototype stage and onto the street. Over 17 days, participants will collectively develop creative interventions and responses in relation to themes complementary to Science Gallery’s IDEALAB, including open data services, wellbeing and crowdsourcing public data.

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

SCIENCE MEETS POETRY AT ESOF 2012

THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE TV & NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2012

PARTNERS

SCHOOL OF PHYSICS, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

PARTNERS

EUROPAWS, EUROSCIENCE AND AGTEL

VENUE: VENUE:

SYNGE THEATRE TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN TIME: TIME:

SAT:

09:00 – 17:50

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Free

The Festival includes the screening of 32 of the best television and New Media productions involving science from across Europe, and two keynote talks and panel-led discussions. There are prizes for productions in three TV genres – Documentary, Drama and General Programmes – and a New Media category. Four further prizes reflect science in society issues; the environment, women in science, a young jury award and the choice of the theatre audience. So everyone visiting the festival can participate. And free coffee and biscuits are provided in the intervals. The session on 14 July addresses the ever changing scene in New Media. The keynote speaker is the Director of the European Science Foundation, and the panel represent three very different projects. A state of the art IPad application of a broadcast documentary from the Netherlands illustrates the potential of this medium. A leading member of a Dublin based production company will describe their latest interactive drama and social media applications. And reflecting the cross-cultural nature of the festival, we’ll hear from a scientist at Trinity College on how she uses audio-visual new media to further her research.Please see www. europaws.org for more info.

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A one-day meeting in association with ESOF 2012. It consists of lectures and presentations in the area of Science & Poetry:

VENUE:

SCHROEDINGER THEATRE, FITZGERALD BUILDING, TCD TIME:

SAT:

09:15 – 18:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed subject to registration

The Two Williams: Iggy McGovern Ecology and Creationism in European Culture:Jean-Patrick Connerade (Chaunes) Wild Reckoning: Maurice Riordan Is love really molecular?:Christophe Goarant The ‘Poetry of Facts’ of Arno Reinfrank: Uli Rothfuss La Poésie serait-elle une Science? (Might Poetry be a Science ?) : Vital Heurtebize Science meets Poetry in the European Academy: Chaunes Some Chemical Poems: Mario Markus Oscar Wilde in Many Tongues: Anne Talvaz and Michael O hAoda The Significance of Irish Poetry in Russia: Alla Valeria Michalevich Three Irish Poet-Scientists: Kate Dempsey, Noel Duffy and Mary Montague Event supported by Poetry Ireland and the French Embassy in Ireland. For information on tickets please see http://sciencemeetspoetry.eventbrite.com

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

DUBLIN MINI MAKER FAIRE

ABBOTT FAMILY SCIENCE DAY PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY, NUI MAYNOOTH AND IRISH ROBOTICS CLUB

IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

An exhibition exploring connections between art and science will mark the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s first presence in a city centre location when some 35 works mainly from the IMMA Collection go on show in the Museum’s temporary exhibition spaces at the National Concert Hall (NCH) site in Earlsfort Terrace.

VENUE:

CCD

TIME:

SAT:

10:00 – 14:00

TICKETS:

Ticketed

Time Out of Mind focuses on the many and varied ways in which artists have engaged with ideas about time, memory, space, perception, change and similar concepts. The exhibition is being organised in celebration of Dublin City of Science 2012 and Euroscience Open Forum 2012. IMMA’s inaugural programme at the NCH also includes a striking film project by the Albanian artist Anri Sala and the American composer Ari Benjamin Meyers, inspired by the siege of Sarajevo, which is being shown in the nearby Annex. For information on tickets please see www.dublinscience2012.ie

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Part of the hugely popular Maker Faire family, Dublin Mini Maker Faire is an independent day-long community event where all kinds of “makers” get together to showcase their work. Science Gallery will be host to Dublin’s first ever Mini Maker Faire.

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

SAT:

10:00 – 18:00

TICKETS:

Free entry, pre-registration suggested

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. With over 40 exhibiting makers and thousands expected to attend the event, It will incorporate stalls, talks, workshops, performances and more. Dublin Mini Maker Faire will be an opportunity for makers to interact with each other, to share ideas, and to inspire future makers by showing examples of their work, projects, crafts, inventions, products and hacks in a vibrant fair-style event. For more info on tickets: www.makerfairedublin.com

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

BIG SCIENCE WEEKENDS AT IMAGINOSITY

LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

FRI:

09:00-18:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

IMAGINOSITY

Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

Ever wondered what makes rockets fly? how water moves? Can magnets move things? Find out the answers to these questions and engage in some fun, educational and occasionally messy experiments as we investigate “Exploring Propulsion” at Imaginosity.

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VENUE:

THE PLAZA, BEACON SOUTH QUARTER SANDYFORD, DUBLIN 18 TIME:

SAT:

10:30

This weekend will also be the official launch of our new exhibit space, a Waterplay Area on the Balcony of Imaginosity. This area has been specially designed to aid children’s physical, mental (cognitive), and social-emotional growth. Waterplay is a perfect way of showing maths and science concepts to young children.

TICKETS:

Booking required

For information on tickets please see www.imaginosity.ie

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

BUSKING PHYSICS PARTNERS

PARTNERS

INGENIOUS IRELAND

SCIENCE ON STAGE IRELAND, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, CASTEL DCU

Busking is an established activity on Grafton Street Dublin and in this spirit of bringing culture to the streets of Dublin. But Dublin streets have only seen this type of busking once before. A team of Irish Science teachers and pre-service science teachers will take to Grafton Street on July 7th, to share physics with the passing public as part of ESOF2012 and Dublin City of Science 2012.

VENUE:

CCD

TIME:

SAT:

11:00 – 14:00

TICKETS:

Free

People will get to partake in demonstrations of Archimedes Law of Forces shown with a tug of war, Bernoulli’s Law for Fluid Flow with a giant windbags, Faraday’s Law of Induction shown with a simple motor, vortex blower, musical straws, windmills and rockets and much more. The event is free and the passing public are invited to interact with science concepts using simple everyday items.

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

SAT:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Advance booking essential

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed!

So come along and join!

Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

HIGGS: THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING OUR UNIVERSE

MATHS IN THE CITY PARTNERS

PARTNERS

CALMAST

VENUE:

CDD AND GRAFTON STREET

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AND ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY

A two day event designed to challenge impressions people have about mathematics. Maths and science communicators, academics, teachers and students from across Europe brightly attired will engage passing crowds with giant puzzles, mazes, card tricks and other magical maths.

TIME:

SAT:

VENUE:

ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, 19 DAWSON STREET, DUBLIN 2. TIME:

SAT:

11:00- 15:00

TICKETS:

11:30

TICKETS:

Free entry. Advance ticketing may be required

Free

For information on tickets please see www.ria.ie

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The search for the Higgs boson is one of the most important scientific challenges in the world today and an announcement of its discovery, or refutation of its existence, using data taken at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is imminent. But what exactly is the Higgs boson? Why is it considered so important? How does the LHC produce and detect it? How do thousands of physicists from around the world combine to track it down? And what is Ireland’s involvement in all this? Several eminent scientists will take part in a panel discussion to discuss these issues with the public: Prof. Rolf Heuer who is the director general of CERN; Dr. Steve Myers, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ who is in charge of accelerators at CERN; Oxford theorist, Prof. Frank Close, who has written a book about the Higgs; Prof. Themis Bowcock, an experimental physicist working at CERN; and physicist Dr. Tara Shears who works on the LHC and has broadcast widely about particle physics.

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TIME

SCIENCE EXPRESSION FILM COMPETITION UCD & IADT

PARTNERS

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

SCIENCE EXPRESSION FILM COMPETITION - a project jointly developed by University College Dublin and The THE LIGHTHOUSE National Film School, IADT, which brought CINEMA, MARKET scientists and young film-makers together SQUARE, to explore how to communicate science SMITHFIELD through short film. This is the first public DUBLIN 7 screening of the five films made under the scheme and the much anticipated TIME: announcement of the winning team for a SAT: 14:00-15:00 special award from NATURE magazine. Encouraged to create films that have a strong visual dynamic, the teams were asked to challenge cinematic boundaries and conventions. These imaginative, provocative, unconventional and original TICKETS: shorts about scientists working in Ireland Tickets Required are the beginning of a lasting legacy of (FREE EVENT) science film-making. Please join us for these unique first time screenings, post screening panel discussion and awards. VENUE:

VENUE: VENUE:

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, EARLSFORT TERRACE

TIME: TIME:

SAT:

15:00 19:00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Ticketed- €32, €28, €24, €18 For information on tickets please see www.nch.ie

A futuristic reimagining of the Greek myth, Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. This stunning, full-orchestral multimedia work brings a powerful modern twist to the classic myth, taking audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time, to the very edge of understanding. Icarus is adapted by physicist Brian Greene and Tony-Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang from Greene’s young people’s book of the same title and features an original orchestral score by American composer Philip Glass and animated film directed by British filmmakers Al+Al. It will be performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Coorey, narrated by actor Louis Lovett, and introduced by Brian Greene. The concert presented as part of Dublin City of Science 2012 at The National Concert Hall, will also feature the Star Wars Suite by John Williams and Ceres by MarkAnthony Turnage. Icarus at the Edge of Time opened this year’s World Science Festival in New York and Brian Greene will present both performances at the National Concert Hall on Saturday 14 July, introducing the scientific topics in the piece, inspiring the next generation of young people to explore the science of our universe.

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SAT. 14TH

IMAGINE CONSCIOUSNESS EMPATHY

GOOGLE SEARCH STORIES MOBILE CINEMA

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Under the theme Imagine Consciousness this program provides an unusual look at what makes us human and the impact of mirror neurons in the social brain. We are joined by Prof Dr Christian Keysers, author of The Empathic Brain whose research will challenge our understanding of human nature. We feature a screening VENUE: VENUE: THE LIGHTHOUSE of the film One Hundred Mornings by CINEMA, MARKET Irish Director Conor Horgan, which looks at how people cope in a world without SQUARE, technology, the characters are saddled SMITHFIELD with completely conflicting worldviews and DUBLIN 7 these are brought to bear as society begins to disintegrate. The characters each face TIME: TIME: a critical decision they never thought SAT: 14:00-15:00 they’d have to make and the outcomes will influence our post screening discussion.

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Ticketed €10 For information on tickets please see http://www. ucdimaginescience. ie/programme/

At 18.00 we screen the documentary Love Hate and Everything In-between by UK Director Alex Gabbay. The discovery of mirror neurons – the biological basis for empathy – has led to exciting new experiments, debates and studies about how such knowledge can be applied to understand and enhance human behaviour, whether it is to control violence, facilitate conflict resolution or treat behavioural disorders such as autism, policy makers have recognised the power of empathy to catalyse societal and political change. There will be a post screening debate on the themes addressed in both works with the directors and Prof Dr Christian Keysers, Professor for the Social Brain at the Medical Faculty of the University Medical Centre Groningen, Group Leader of the Social Brain Lab Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

MOBILE CINEMA ON TOUR IN DUBLIN CITY & COUNTY, SEE WEBSITE TIME:

FRI:

TICKETS:

Free

18:30

The Google Science Truck is at the heart of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival presenting an eclectic programme of innovative science shorts to you where ever you are. Communicating science in a fresh and vital way with our partners Google, the world’s leader in communication, innovation and information sharing with this pecially curated mobile screening unit; hop inside to be engaged, entertained and enlivened by science - from pavement to petri-dish. Select screenings will be accompanied by live shot-gun ‘Science Exposure Sessions’ with Science Education & Outreach professionals from UCD running entertaining science and technology experiments. Part of the UCD Imagine Science File Festival programme running from 5th-14th of July across Dublin. For more details on the events and ticket information check out http://www. ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/.

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH

PLANET OCEAN & UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILMS AWARDS

SYLVIA’S QUEST PARTNERS

WONDERLAND THEATRE

PARTNERS

UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

VENUE:

TEMPLE BAR

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins.

TIME:

TUES: 19.00-21.00

TICKETS:

Ticketed

VENUE: VENUE:

THE LIGHTHOUSE CINEMA, MARKET SQUARE, SMITHFIELD DUBLIN 7 TIME: TIME:

Throughout the experience the audience wear headphones on which they experience the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear, and with which Sylvia interacts. Wonderland is the first theatre makers to use such wireless technology in Irish theatre. For information on tickets please see www.entertainment.ie

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SAT:

20:00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Tickets Required (FREE EVENT) For information on free tickets please see http://www. ucdimaginescience. ie/programme/

Planet Ocean, directed by Yann ArthusBertrand and Michael Pitiot in partnership with OMEGA is a 90-minute documentary, which draws on the talents of some of the world’s leading aerial and underwater cinematographers, oceanographers and biologists. Created to change the way people look at the oceans and to encourage sea conservation and stewardship as responsibilities shared by everyone on Earth. Planet Ocean also aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries and allows young people to imagine that a more sustainable world is not only desirable, but achievable. Filmed by an award winning team of cameramen, the film combines the kind of breath-taking aerial shots that have made Arthus-Bertrand’s film-making reputation. Screened in partnership with Ambassade de France and Tara Oceans Expedition, whose scientific experts and the knowledge they had accumulated on previous voyages contributed to the making of the film. Planet Ocean received its World Premiere at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro the 19th of June 2012 and we are delighted to host the second public screening in Dublin as the closing film of UCD Imagine Science Film Festival 2012. Screening is followed by the announcement of UCD Imagine Science Awards in the following categories, Nature Scientific Merit Award, Nature People’s Choice Award, Scientist Award and Visual Science Award.

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SAT. 14TH

SAT. 14TH THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT

INVISIBLE DUST

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

NIAMH SHAW AND ÚNA KAVANAGH

VENUE: VENUE:

PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, TEMPLE BAR

TIME: TIME:

SAT:

20:00

TICKETS: TICKETS:

Tickets cost €12/10.

What if you could see, every choice, every dream, every possible outcome of your Life? Niamh Shaw & Úna Kavanagh present ‘That’s About The Size Of It’, a partlecture, part-biographical, interactive, informative and visual performance piece about Niamh’s ’What If?’ moments of her life, CERN, String Theory & Dimensions, to explore our existence, our life’s work and the effect of choice, chance and coincidence on our life journey. A Show in A Bag production, ‘That’s About The Size Of It’ has been created through the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Arts @ CERN. On the 10th Dimension, we can be anything we want to be. For information on tickets please see www.projectartscentre.ie

For two days the Invisible Breath Family Workshop will fuse art and science to provide exciting new drop-in activities for all ages.

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

Check out sciencegallery,com for times

TICKETS:

Free

Artists and Air pollution scientists from Trinity College Dublin will enable you to create computer measurements of air pollution, produce your own ink ‘breath’ drawings and make wind instruments to technically, visually and sonically capture breath and uncover the invisible. Participants will be able to take away artworks, instruments and measurements. There will also be a selection of Invisible Dust commissioned artists projects on display and an opportunity to explore websites that monitor air pollution in real time. As part of this programme curator and director of Invisible Dust, Alice Sharp will lead on a conversation: How do artists and scientists work together? She is joined by Professor Frank Kelly, King’s College London and Chair of the UK Government’s Air Pollution Advisory Committee and a Trinity Environmental Engineer who will explore how air quality affects life in Dublin.

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SUN. 15TH INTERACTIVOS? PARTNERS

SCIENCE GALLERY

VENUE:

SCIENCE GALLERY

TIME:

All day See ScienceGallery.com for details

TICKETS:

Free

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Hacking has always been associated with innovative appropriations of existing resources, re-engineering, working below the radar, and modifying structures to reap new benefits. This is the approach for Interactivos?’12 Dublin, which will involve Medialab Prado and Science Gallery working together to set up an experimental production laboratory to channel hacker culture, and allow artists, designers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners to take control over the resolution of problems that affect urban communities in Dublin and worldwide. Interactivos?’12 Dublin will move citizen science out of the garage/prototype stage and onto the street. Over 17 days, participants will collectively develop creative interventions and responses in relation to themes complementary to Science Gallery’s IDEALAB, including open data services, wellbeing and crowdsourcing public data.

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SUN. 15TH

SUN. 15TH THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE TV & NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2012

LEAF WATCH-FAMILY PHENOLOGY TRAIL PARTNERS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DATA CENTRE AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

PARTNERS

EUROPAWS, EUROSCIENCE AND AGTEL

VENUE: VENUE:

SYNGE THEATRE TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN TIME: TIME:

SUN: 09:00 – 17:50

TICKETS: TICKETS:

The Festival includes the screening of 32 of the best television and New Media productions involving science from across Europe, and two keynote talks and panel-led discussions. There are prizes for productions in three TV genres – Documentary, Drama and General Programmes – and a New Media category. Four further prizes reflect science in society issues; the environment, women in science, a young jury award and the choice of the theatre audience. So everyone visiting the festival can participate. And free coffee and biscuits are provided in the intervals. Please see www.europaws.org for more info.

Free

VENUE:

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 9 TIME:

FRI:

09:00-17:00

TICKETS:

Free You can get a Trail guide from the National Botanic Gardens reception

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Phenology is the science of seasonal changes in the lives of plants and animals – bud burst on trees, flowering seasons, migration or nest-building by birds. By completing our ‘family phenology trail’ you can help do valuable work for the Botanic Gardens. We would like you to help us, by recording on what date the buds or flowers of certain trees and shrubs open, as well as the date when butterflies are on the wing. Research shows that climate change has already had a significant impact on the timing of these events in Ireland. The trail will take you to a selection of trees to observe and record your findings. The information you record will be combined with everyone else’s and help us record the impact of climate change at the botanic gardens.

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SUN. 15TH

SUN. 15TH

INGENIOUS GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DUBLIN

BIG SCIENCE WEEKENDS AT IMAGINOSITY PARTNERS

PARTNERS

INGENIOUS IRELAND

IMAGINOSITY

VENUE:

THE PLAZA, BEACON SOUTH QUARTER SANDYFORD, DUBLIN 18 TIME:

SUN:

10:30

Ever wondered what makes rockets fly? how water moves? Can magnets move things? Find out the answers to these questions and engage in some fun, educational and occasionally messy experiments as we investigate “Exploring Propulsion” at Imaginosity. This weekend will also be the official launch of our new exhibit space, a Waterplay Area on the Balcony of Imaginosity. This area has been specially designed to aid children’s physical, mental (cognitive), and social-emotional growth. Waterplay is a perfect way of showing maths and science concepts to young children.

TICKETS:

VENUE:

STARTING POINTS VARY

TIME:

FRI:

11:00 15:00

TICKETS:

Booking required

Advance booking essential

For information on tickets please see www.imaginosity.ie

Are you curious?! Our unique guided walking tours of Dublin come with a twist of science. Led by entertaining and enthusiastic experts. Scheduled walking tours includeThat’s ingenious: This unique inventions tour includes a goody bag! Discover the stories behind some ingenious Irish inventions, from the stethoscope to Sugru. Dublin Rocks: Historic streets, stones and stories: explore city history and architecture with lots of geology, in a stroll from the Viking city walls to elegant Georgian squares. Fossils and fascination guaranteed! Blood and Guts: just what the doctor ordered! A guided tour of 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical history, from plagues and potions to daring discoveries. Elephants and Earthquakes: the geek‘s guide to Dublin. Explore 500 years of Dublin’s rich history of invention, discovery and science. Come, and be amazed! Can’t make the scheduled walks? Try our audio tours: download the pre-recorded MP3 story at www.ingeniousireland.ie. For information on tickets please see www.ingeniousireland.ie

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SUN. 15TH

SUN. 15TH

SYLVIA’S QUEST

FAMILY TOUR: SUPER ANIMALS! PARTNERS

PARTNERS

WONDERLAND THEATRE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – NATURAL HISTORY

VENUE:

NAT. MUSEUM OF IRELAND NATURAL HISTORY, MERRION STREET, DUBLIN 2 TIME:

SUN:

14:00-15:00

Discover more about the super strengths animals have and then design your own “new” animal with its own super powers! Ireland’s Natural History Museum, sometimes called the Dead Zoo a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, is housed on Merrion Street in Dublin. The Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century.

VENUE:

TEMPLE BAR

TIME:

SUN:

TICKETS:

TICKETS:

Free

Ticketed

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15:00 19:00

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins. Throughout the experience the audience wear headphones on which they experience the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear, and with which Sylvia interacts. Wonderland is the first theatre makers to use such wireless technology in Irish theatre. For information on tickets please see www.entertainment.ie

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SUN. 15TH SYLVIA MEETS THE SCIENTISTS PARTNERS

WONDERLAND THEATRE

VENUE:

THE CULTURE BOX, TEMPLE BAR CULTURAL TRUST, TEMPLE BAR TIME:

SUN:

17.00

Sylvia’s Quest is the story of Sylvia Sylvana, a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in Dublin, who has to find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you her audience, as she guides you through her secret streets and haunts, inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to collect a smile from a stranger and to taste black bread and gherkins. This event will explore the science in Sylvia’s Quest – archaeology, physics and psychology – through a panel discussion and questions and answers session.

TICKETS:

Ticketed

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THANK YOU

Special thanks to the Dublin City of Science 2012 Public Engagement Programme Committee: Alva O’Cleirigh (Science Foundation Ireland) Peter Brabazon (Discover Science and Engineering) Brian Trench Cathy Foley (Discover Science and Engineering) Claire Mulhall (RDS) Grainne Millar (TBCT) Michael John Gorman (Science Gallery) Ian Brunswick (Science Gallery) Peter J. Finnegan (Dublin City Council) Michael Sands (Dublin City Council) Jane Dollard If you have any questions please contact info@dublinscience2012.ie.

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Dublin CIty of Science 2012 Euroscience Open Forum 2012 'Science in the City Festival' programme book.

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