The Open University is taking part in the NI Science Festival for the fourth year. Take a look at what we have in store from the 15-25 February. Hope to see you there!
Thursday 15 February, 13.00-14.00
Have you ever wondered how beautiful the Earth looks from space? Join Dr Armando Marino for an interactive talk on the science of Earth Observation (EO), the skill of making sense of our Earth using satellite sensors. Come along to see what the satellites get to see!
Saturday 17 February, 11.00am-12.00pm
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of car theft but all three say that they are innocent. There are no witnesses but crime scene investigators have found fibres on the car seats. Using well-known forensic techniques, join members of The Open University’s School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, and let’s work out who stole the car!
Sunday 18 February, 15.00-16.00
Join Dr Rachel McMullan from The Open University as we explore the origins of disgust. Using live demonstrations and audience experiments let’s find out together how the behaviour of humans, macaques and even worms protects them from disease and why the things that make you feel disgusted could actually be protecting you.
Saturday 24 February, 11.00am-12.00pm
Join engineer Ian Johnston (Dr Megaphone) from The Open University, singer-songwriter Alan McClure and long-suffering demonstrator Sandy the Science Boy for a journey in words, pictures, music and live experiments through Ireland’s history in science, technology and engineering. Learn about hurricanes, diving bells and a cat that may, or may not, be alive.
Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 February, 10.00-14.00
Come along to The Open University sound booth to shout as loud as you can! See how loud you can shout and compare yourself to other day-to-day sounds such as the traffic or construction drills.
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Do you have extra sensory powers (ESP) or have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to crack a secret code, designed to keep prying eyes out? Join Dr Gerry Golding from The Open University in a workshop to explore how maths, throughout the years, has helped uncover hidden codes. Come and discover if you have the power to predict the future or have what it takes to crack our codes.
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