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Colonel Chris Hadfield to touch down at the RDS this January

By June 17, 2015No Comments

: It’s that time of year again! The Main Hall in Dublin’s RDS will welcome some of the brightest young minds in the country as the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition returns in January. This year, Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut made famous by his interstellar rendition of David Bowie’sSpace Oddity, will be making a very special appearance at the exhibition on Saturday, 11th January to sign copies of his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, hosted by TG4’s Roisin Ni Thomain and broadcaster Aidan Power, will be open to the public from Thursday 9th– Saturday 11th January 2014. Tickets are available at the door costing €6 for students, €12 for adults and €25 for a family pass.

The exhibition is a great family day out packed full of fun, creative inventions, interactive education and live shows including World of Robots, The Science Museum ‘SuperCool’ Show, 3D Theatre – 50 years of space exploration and TITAN The Robot.

World renowned coding club Coder Dojo will also feature at the exhibition with workshops teaching creative problem solving skills and practical creative skills to students.

In addition to the 550 student projects on display, there are four more areas packed full of science and technology exhibits making it a must-see event. The annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition attracts over 40,000 people each year making it one of the largest events of its kind in Europe.

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