Summer of Space has a packed week of events in Cork
03 July 2017
The most prestigious space event in the world is taking place in Cork for the summer. The International Space University’s (ISU) 30th Space Studies Program (SSP17) at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) runs until 25 August, and there are over 50 public events taking place in CIT and throughout the city.
The International Astronaut Panel on Tuesday 4 July in the CIT Nexus hall featuring Daniel Tani, Nicole Stott, Robert Thirsk and Soyeon Yi is booked out but you can still attend the following events.
Space-themed CPD summer courses for teachers
Mon 3 – Fri 7 July • 9:30am – 2:00pm
Venues: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and Lough Gur, Limerick
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers on a 5 day professional development course at two unique space related locations in Cork and Lough Gur, Co Limerick from 3-7 July 2017.
Participants are automatically entered into a draw for tickets to the much anticipated Buzz Aldrin lecture in CIT on June 27!
€50.00 • Booking Required
Space entrepreneurs panel
Wednesday 5 July • 8:00pm
Venue: Nexus Hall, CIT
An evening of insightful ‘to and fro’ conversation with proven space entrepreneurs who are leading advances in the global space markets with new services, products and technologies and all with deep ISU connections.
Free Event • Booking Required
Art, STEM & space
Thursday 6 July • 6:00pm
Free family-friendly workshops run from 2:00 – 4:00pm.
In association with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Mayfield Arts Centre and Science Foundation Ireland, the Crawford Art Gallery presents an action packed day of space on July 6 to celebrate the Summer of Space and the International Space University’s Space Studies
Programme (SSP) taking place at Cork Institute of Technology from June to August this year.
Taking place at the Gallery between 2 and 4pm – visitors will have the opportunity to meet Mayfield Arts Centre’s ‘Cúig’ artists, explore the gallery with a Moon-gazers trail, or create light-up drawings using graphite to conduct electricity in a free family workshop.
At 6pm, former NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott will appear at the Crawford Art Gallery with leading space architect, Dr Barbara Imhof, in a panel discussion facilitated by science communicator and BCO Artist in Residence Dr Niamh Shaw.
The discussion – ‘Architecture, Art and Space: A Conversation’ will focus on how space inspired and shaped their artistic journeys – ranging from space architecture to explosive emotions.
Free booking for ‘Architecture, Art and Space: A Conversation’ can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/architecture-art-space-at-crawford-gallery-cork-july-6th-tickets-35613262226
Saturday 8 July • 9:00am – 3:00pm
At SpaceUp all participants are expected to contribute to the program of the day in the shape of a presentation, a talk, panel discussion, hands-on workshop, a Q&A – anything, as long as it’s about space!
SpaceUp Ireland is open to all SSP participants and the general public.
For more information and free registration visit www.spaceup.org
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