Daily schedules and special acts

11th - 13th January 2018

Mindblowing Magic of Science

BBC Star David Meade will take his audiences on an incredible ride as he uses the science of magic and illusion to make the impossible happen live on stage.

In a fun and interactive show, he will bend the laws of physics and challenge thousands of students every day in the audience to work out how he makes miracles happen on stage.  Can he make things float right in front of your eyes? Can he read your mind? Is it all really done with the brilliant secrets of science? All this and more in David Meade’s jaw dropping interactive science show.

David Meade is a speaker, lecturer, author, and broadcaster, and has become one of the most recognisable faces in the country after a string of innovative projects on the BBC. He’s developed amazing skills of memory, psychology, communication, and mentalism that has made him one of the most sought after performers in Europe.

The Real Science of the Circus

A live science show like no other.

Performed by James Soper, the juggling scientist, The REAL Science of the Circus is a spectacular combination of top quality circus skill and science education. James is a Guinness World Record holding juggler, fully qualified teacher and ex-professional circus performer and he demonstrates the forces curriculum in a way that is guaranteed to enthrall and inspire your audiences in equal measure.

Spectacular juggling and balancing tricks are used together with lots of volunteer help to show how forces work and combine when real circus performers show off their skills.

Sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland Smart Futures programme read all about the different types of careers that are available to you on www.smartfutures.ie


A journey through Space and Time: 3D

Sixty years ago, Sputnik 1 was the first ever man made object to make it into orbit around our planet.

Today we rely heavily on satellite technologies to communicate globally. They help us find our way through satellite navigation. We can observe our wonderful blue green world from above using the perspective from space to look at our world as one living ecosystem or monitor how we can best utilise natural resources or minimise our influence on the planet.

Every night and day there is always a human presence in space. We have sent sentinels to other worlds and space exploration has brought us some incredible discoveries about the Sun and our Solar System, changing the way we perceive other worlds and our own Planet Earth.

Our telescopes look back in time and across the universe to bring us new knowledge of the cosmos to fascinate and inspire us with celestial curiosity.

This show will take you on a journey of discovery through space and time to observe the wonders of the cosmos in which we live!

Ministry of Science

400% FUN.

This is a public safety announcement… Please keep your head firmly on your shoulders, and your arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times – Ministry of Science Live is about to explode onto the stage!

Ministry of Science Live is not your ordinary science show – it comes with a bang. It comes with a whoosh. But most of all is comes with a hovercraft built on stage…. And a few explosions too!

The show takes an anarchic approach to science communication whilst looking at the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world that we live in.

Join the super talented presenters and the voiceover from above (X Factor’s Peter Dickson) as they take you on a journey using brilliantly designed demonstrations with a few loud bangs to lead the way.


World of Robots

They’re back on your screens and they’re back at the BTYSTE Machines from TV’s Robot Wars will be fighting it out live!

See your favourite robots take to the arena in our action packed family show. Robot Wars Champions will be taking to the arena including; Thor, Iron Awe, Beast and veterans such as Storm 2, Ripper and KingB. Presiding the battles will be our robot judges the Dalek and R2-D2! Also, everyone’s favourite “non-judge” AL-1X is back again this year for more mayhem.

As well as the heavyweight action, there will be a chance to see the smaller featherweights, with up to 10 robots in one fight! The robot boxers will be taking to the arena, these unique 6foot tall robots go toe-to-toe in a pneumatically powered scrap to the death! Keep and eye out for our rogue Creeper who also likes to make an appearance.

Last year this show saw sell out audiences, make sure you get you get on the queue early to avoid disappointment! Want to build your own robot? There is plenty of opportunity to talk to the roboteers and also get autographs around the pits.

Robots are the future and the future is now.
It’s time you were part of it.



Have you ever wondered what space is like and how your body might react if you were to journey out of this world? Well one brave Irish person who is hoping to answer those questions is astronaut-in-training Norah Patten from Mayo who is currently undergoing a vigorous sub-orbital training programme with Project PoSSUM.

Norah will be holding a live Q+A at BTYSTE 2018 in January and we are currently running our #GirlintheGalaxy competition on the various BTYSTE social channels.

Norah will visit  the BT Young Science & Technology Exhibition on Thursday the 11th of January @3.15pm but in the meantime you can follow her on Twitter (@spacenorah)

Drumming workshops

Irish Aid have drumming workshops running at the following times, numbers are restricted.

Clyde Room Foyer

Thursday: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00

Friday: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00

Saturday: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00

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