Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend Christmas at the Moon? Have you ever wondered what it's like to blast off in to Space? Then join us this Christmas for a fun (free!) family friendly day all about exploring space!
WHEN and WHERE?
Inspire Space Day takes place on Saturday 16 December 2017 from 1pm to 6pm upstairs in the Science Gallery Dublin.
Talks start at 1:00pm
Movie starts at 3:15pm
Be sure to be there on time for the talks and the movie to be in for a chance to win one of the awesome raffle prizes!!
What to expect to hear about at inspire space day:
13:20 -CHRISTMAS AT THE MOON
On Christmas Eve 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts - Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders - became the first humans to enter orbit around another world. We'll listen to their Christmas broadcast to all the people back on Earth.
14:20 - THE NIGHT SKY AT CHRISTMAS
Learn about the "Christmas Star" and what to see in the Sky at Night this Christmas with David Moore from Astronomy Ireland.
13:40 - EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE FROM IRELAND
Join astrophysicist Aoife Marie Ryan to hear about how the new I-LOFAR radio telescope will help unlock the mysteries of the Universe from Birr in Co. Offaly.
14:40 - EUROPE's FUTURE IN SPACE
Aidan Cowley, from the European Astronaut Center, is coming to speak to us about Europe's vision for the future, including plans to build a village on the Moon!
14:00 - BECOMING A CITIZEN SCIENTIST ASTRONAUT
Be inspired by Dr. Norah Patten as she tells you about her experience training to become a citizen scientist astronaut, including high g-force flight training, spacesuit training and hypoxia awareness.
15:00 - EIRSAT-1 Building Ireland's FIRST SAtellite
Hear from the team at UCD who are building, launching and operating the first Irish satellite in space - EirSat-1.
So what movie will we be watching? Disney's TOMORROWLAND
STEP IN TO THE FUTURE
with George Clooney, Britt Roberston and Hugh Laurie.
Be inspired by Walt Disney's vision for a future where anything is possible.
TIME: 3:15 - 5:40pm
How to get there?
Inspire Space Day at Christmas is a FREE event, but you must book your tickets here:
OUR THANKS TO
Inspire Space Day would not be possible without the support of the Science Gallery Dublin and our speakers.
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