Curious about physics?

4 August 2015

Physics was to the fore throughout Dublin’s recent Festival of Curiosity.

Dublin’s recent Festival of Curiosity

IOPI teacher network coordinators, Paul Nugent and David Keenahan and the Physics Buskers popped up at Dublin Maker keeping curious families and passersby on the lawns of TCD intrigued with rocket launchers, wave machines and much more. The sun shone on the cricket pitch as new records for rockets were set.

The Dublin Maker exhibitors ranged from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. More images from Dublin Maker can be seen at:

Another of the IOPI teacher network co-ordinators,  Sue McGrath aka Scientific Sue launched her new show the Science of Dragons -  an inimitable  journey  from how dragons might fly to their disgusting digestion.

Other highlights included Moon Cycle – a night bike ride to Dunsink Observatory for an evening of star gazing and Simon Watt’s Dr. Death & the Medi-Evil Medicine Show as well as adult events such as Date Night/Love Hack and films and debates on design, fashion, mind and body.

Now in its third year, the Festival, which is supported by IOPI is now firmly established as a key event on the science and discovery calendar.