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What's On at the NI Science Festival 2018

Running from 15 - 25 February 2018

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Balloon Astronaut

Foyleside Shopping Centre

15th Feb - 25th Feb

Created by Ryan Tracey from Duff Balloons, Ryan is famous for his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent and set the Guinness World Record for fastest balloon modelling.

9am-6pm
free

Shooting The Stars Exhibition

Garden of Reflection

15th Feb - 25th Feb

To complement the Shooting the Stars photographic workshops, Inner City Trust will host a photographic exhibition in their Garden of Reflection by Adam Porter from The Northern Light Gallery and Studio.

10am-4pm
free

Chromo-Hydroculture

The Playhouse

15th Feb - 20th Feb

An Exhibition by Aislinn Cassidy. Opening Night Reception: Wednesday 16 Feb, 7pm. All are welcome.

Gallery Hours
free

Curious Collections

Tower Museum

15th Feb - 25th Feb

Messages in bottles, ships made of bone and 19th century GPS devices are just some of the wacky items that await the prying eyes of the public!

10am–5.30pm
free

How Loud Can You Shout?!

Foyleside Shopping Centre

15th Feb - 18th Feb

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.

10am–4pm
free

International Images of Science

Millennium Forum

15th Feb - 25th Feb

The subjects range from the smallest microbes to the distant universe and were taken by a wide assortment of students, amateur photographers and the very best researchers and science photographers.

9am - 5pm
free

NI Science Festival: How Are Drones Used Within The Film Industry

Nerve Centre

16th Feb

Ka-Boom will take you on a journey of how they use drones within the TV and Film Industry. All ages

2.30-3.30pm
£5

NI Science Festival: Close Encounters of the Nerve Kind

Nerve Centre

16th Feb

Science-themed day featuring an explosive selection of interactive activities for all ages including green screen, animation, VR station, FabLab, robotics, Minecraft and more

1-4pm
free

NI Science Festival: Physics of Gin

Nerve Centre

17th Feb

Join physicist Dr Anne Pawsey from Edinburgh University for a hands-on exploration of the physics of gin. Music provided by Our Krypton Son.

7-9.30pm
£8

NI Science Festival: Science of Sweets

Nerve Centre

17th Feb

Explore how science shapes sweets. All Ages

1-2pm
£3

Sippy Brewery Tour

Begins at the Grand Central Bar

17th Feb

A unique walking and beer sampling tour which showcases the incredible science behind brewing beer in some of the North West’s very own breweries. Suitability: 18+

2-7pm
£50

NI Science Festival: Mission to Mars with Maddie Moate

Nerve Centre

17th Feb

Maddie is looking for new recruits to join her Astronaut Academy for a one of a kind Mission to Mars! Suitability: 6 Yrs +

12pm/ 2pm
£6 | £20 FAMILY OF 4

Science Storytelling

Waterside Library

17th Feb

4-8 Yrs & Parents/Guardians. Free. No Booking Required.

11am
free

NI Science Festival: The Science of Harry Potter SOLD OUT

Nerve Centre

18th Feb

Did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for the fantastic feats found in the Potter series? All Ages

1pm
SOLD OUT

Pi Arcade

Various

19th Feb - 22nd Feb

Suitability: 12-18 Yrs. Free. Book via rachel@nisciencefestival.com Build a retro arcade machine! Using the Fab Lab’s digital fabrication tools, you will learn how to design, cut and assemble the structure of an arcade machine.

6-8pm
free

In Conversation with Paddy McCourt & Marty McCann

Ulster University, Room MD007

21st Feb

Suitability: 8 Yrs+. Join ex-Celtic star, Paddy McCourt, ex-Derry City assistant manager, Marty McCann and their invited guests to discuss why sport science is vital to developing and nurturing

7-8.30pm
£6

Natural Wine Tasting

Centre for Contemporary Art

22nd Feb

Suitability: 18+ Come learn about ‘natural wine’ at this special event taking place alongside the Centre for Contemporary Art’s (CCA) current exhibition, “Kills 99.9% of Bacteria”.

7-10pm
£25

Scientific Colouring Evening

St Jude Eatery, The Yellow Yard

22nd Feb

Enjoy a relaxed evening of scientific colouring with “Life under the lens” colouring book artist, Jennifer Delaney.

7:30- 9:00pm
free

Robochallenge

North West Regional College

22nd Feb

In this fun, engaging, hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of programming and robotics by the engineering team from Sentinus. Age 10-14 Yrs with Guardians

7-9pm
free

Discovery Day

Ulster University. Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) Building

23rd Feb

Professor Peter Redmond Talk - 7pm. During “Discovery Day” we will open the doors of the centre to the public and lift the lid on some of the exciting research currently underway. Some of the things to see and do during Discovery Day:

3-8pm
free

NI Science Festival: Science of Bubbles

Nerve Centre

23rd Feb

Scientific Sue returns with her slightly orange, green and blue 'Science of Bubbles Show' for adults.

8-9pm
£5

Food Fermenting Workshop

Centre for Contemporary Art

24th Feb

Taking place alongside CCA’s current exhibition, “Kills 99.9% of Bacteria”, this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to make their own fermented products to take home with them.

2-3.30pm
£3

NI Science Festival: The Foyle Science Showcase - Robots, Beasties and Dragons

Foyle Arena

24th Feb

The Foyle Science Showcase is a fun, hands- on event designed to introduce young people to the wonderful world of science and technology. *Booking required

10am-5pm
Free

NI Science Festival: A Celestial Journey

Nerve Centre

25th Feb

We begin our celestial journey by visiting the Space Station to observe how astronauts live, and work, on-board this incredible man-made facility which is whizzing around Planet Earth. All ages

11am-5pm
£6/£3

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