World Space Week takes place from October 4th to 10th 2019. There are fun events taking place across Ireland to celebrate Space Week 2019 and many schools and colleges are celebrating with STEM events for their students. We have picked 8 Out of This World Events Taking Place in Ireland to celebrate Space Week 2019 which we think you will enjoy.
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Space Week 2019 hopes to encourage young people, teachers and parents to explore Our Planet, Our Space and Our Time using STEM. Space Week is brought to you by CIT Blackrock Observatory with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland.
Events take place nationwide so do look out for ones happening near you, or think about organising your own Space Week event.
Check out the ESERO Primary Level classroom activities for a range of fun, educational projects to inspire young minds.
#1. Space Week Observatory In Your Classroom with Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork, Nationwide Event
Monday September 30th to Friday October 11th – Have the night sky delivered to your classroom by Blackrock Castle Observatory. Students can put their questions to the team of experts too. The event takes place via Skype, so any school can register.
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#2. Journey To The Moon, Birr Castle Observatory, Offaly
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings & Birr Castle’s connection to Neil Armstrong, Birr Castle are hosting space themed family workshops, Journey to the Moon. During the 2 hour workshop, you will learn more about the moon and build your very own lunar buggy! Spaces are limited so early booking advised.
#3. Secrets of Space at The Mac, Belfast & glór, Ennis
Thursday 3rd to Sunday 13th October (Belfast) & Wednesday 16th (glór) – Enjoy screenings of Secrets of Space the story of Suni and Mae on an interactive journey across the galaxy! Brought to you by Cahoots NI
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#4. Reptiles in Space, Kilkenny
Friday 4th to Thursday 10th October – Did you know that tortoises were the first animals to successfully orbit the moon? The National Reptile Zoo in Gowran Park, Kilkenny are showcasing reptiles in space with facts, talks and fun activities taking place throughout Space Week 2019.
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#5. EPIC Space Camp, Dublin
Sunday October 6th, 2pm to 3.30pm – Learn about the Irish in Space at the EPIC Space Camp at the Irish Emigration Museum. There will be space themed crafts, including designing your own space craft to planning your own space colony!
#6. International Observe The Moon Night, Mayo
Sunday October 6th, 8pm to 11pm – Enjoy moon gazing and storytelling under Mayo’s dark skies at Wild Nephin, Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. Entrance is free and no booking is required.
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#7. DCUniverse, Dublin
Tuesday October 8th, 6.30pm to 9pm – Lecture theatre HG22 in the nursing building at DCU will be home to an extraordinary night of talks by a selection of DCU’s foremost astrophysicists and relativists on various space related topics including Black Holes, time travel and the formation process of stars. This is a free event, suitable for all ages.
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#8. Launch To The Moon Storytime & Crafts, Waterford
Tuesday October 8th, 11am to 11.30am – Waterford Central Library at Lady Lane invite children and adults of all ages to attend a fuel packed launch to the moon with great stories of space and some fun crafts to enjoy along the way! Entrance is free but booking is required.
Are you going to attend any of these fun events for Space Week 2019 or is your school organising a fun Space Week Themed event? Please let us know in the comments box below.