Events in Longford as part of Midlands Science Festival

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Events in Longford as part of Midlands Science Festival

Events will be taking place in Longford as part of Science Foundation Ireland’s National Science Week 2016 from November 13 to 20.

The Midlands Science Festival will provide people across the counties the opportunity to explore and discover how science is a part of their everyday lives including the science of the food you consume, knitting virus, cures and body parts, to the science of sleep.

Science Foundation Ireland is encouraging people to get involved with the nationwide celebrations of Irish science and technology during Science Week 2016. Log on to www.scienceweek.ie for details of the events taking place near you.

Some of the Midlands Science Week events not to be missed include:

·         Virus, Cures and Body Parts Knitting – all over Longford from Sunday, November 13 until Sunday, November 20.

·       Superfoods, Food Myths and Food For Health - Our Lady's Bower, Athlone, from 10am to 2pm on Monday, November 14.

·         Focus your Future in the Midlands - Sheraton Athlone, Athlone on Wednesday, November 16.

·         The Science of Sleep – Athlone Little Theatre at 8pm to 10pm on Friday, November 18.

Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy and Communications at Science Foundation Ireland said: “Science Week is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world of science and technology around us. Taking science out of the classroom and highlighting how it impacts and transforms the world allows people to become fascinated with the wonders of science in the everyday. This year we have lots of events that will allow you to explore the science behind your coffee in the morning; how athletes reach their ‘Peak Performance’; how we can all sleep better and; whether there’s a science to how Shakespeare can ‘Make you fall in Love’! I would encourage everyone to take part in any of the hundreds of events happening nationwide and to prepare to be dazzled by the advancements and discoveries that have been made by the Irish scientific community.”

During Science Week, regional science festivals are being held across the country; Cavan-Monaghan, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Waterford, Mayo, the Midlands, Sligo, Limerick and with a series of events also held in Dublin City. Aiming to highlight the exciting world of science and how it shapes the world around us, these festivals feature a wide range of events including family open days, evening events for adults, and schools outreach events - all exploring the science behind our everyday lives.

 For a full list of the thrilling science shows, hands-on workshops and talks across the country, visit the Science Week website www.scienceweek.ie or http:// midlandssciencefestival.com. Further information can be found on Twitter @ScienceWeek.

Join the conversation on social media using #ScienceWeek and watch out for science all around you!

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