Daily schedules and special acts

10th - 12th January 2019

Daily schedules

Click on the links opposite to view/download PDFs of the times and locations of the special acts listed below:

Scientific Sue – Ireland’s Ingenious Engineers

Who was the first person to walk on the moon and which Irish Scientists helped him to achieve global fame?

This highly creative and exciting science and engineering show explores how some of the amazing scientific discoveries and engineering feats endeavoured by some of our hugely talented Irish Scientists over the last 350 years helped put man into space.

Who is ‘Gorgeous George’? and how does Scientific Sue use the laws of physics to explode him? Whose experimentations helped to develop rocket fuel?

Creating a cloud in a bottle, exploding gases and powders, constructing ejector seats and sending rockets sky high are just a few of the demonstrations that will be used to fire the spirit of discovery within, whilst creating lots of excitement and opportunities to think like a scientist.

Scientific Sue will demonstrate:
• Properties of Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen and Oxygen gases
• Boyle’s Law
• Combustion of gases and powders
• Liquefaction of gases
• Invention of the safety lamp and ejector seat


In association with

Your beautiful biased brain

Psychologist James Soper presents this fast-paced, interactive show that will literally turn your world upside down.

We take our brains for granted but they are the most amazing machines in the universe. Brains do incredible things, but they also take short-cuts that mean sometimes what you see, hear and feel is very different to the actual world around you. Learn about the latest in brain imaging and research in a show that will blow your mind.

James Soper is the juggling scientist. Teacher, ex-circus performer and Guinness World Record Holding juggler James performs exciting and educational shows about science for schools and festivals. The juggling scientist has performed BTYSTE, The Ploughing Championship, The REAL Science of the Circus for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, The Singapore Science Festival, the British Science Association and for BBC One Learning.

In association with SFI Smart Futures


Space: The next frontier 3D

Fifty years ago, mankind stepped on to our nearest celestial body, The Moon, heralding a new era of manned space exploration and adventure.

Today, we have a constant human presence in space on board the International Space Station, our stepping stone to interplanetary travel and conquest of the Solar System. Space Tourism is rapidly becoming a reality with bookings and spaces for individuals wishing to experience the thrill of space travel for themselves filling up quickly.

Ireland has also recently announced membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). ESO operates a suite of the world’s most powerful ground-based astronomical telescopes enabling important scientific
discoveries. Membership of ESO will provide access to state-of-the-art research facilities for Irish astronomers and astrophysicists, allowing them to conduct front-line science in the best conditions.

This 3D presentation will highlight the development of manned spaceflight from the Apollo missions to our current outpost in space and provide an insight into how we are utilising ground and space based telescopes and spacecraft to unlock the secrets of the cosmos.

Ministry of Science

400% FUN.

Back by popular demand… The UK’s Ministry of Science team will be returning to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition more explosive than ever!

Following a worldwide tour in 2018 the team arrive back in Dublin to show us all how Science and Engineering can change our world for the better.

Expect loud explosions, liquid nitrogen ping pong balls, CO2 fired chairs, atoms, elements, exploding Oxygen and Hydrogen balloons, fire tornados and much, much more.

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.


Scientific Sue – Science of Dragons Show

Join Scientific Sue on this most historical and creative journey of discovery.
(Inspiration from the stories by Cressida Cowell on ‘How to Train your Dragon’)

Be introduced to Prince – Scientific Sue’s dragon whose purple blood can change colour to help him camouflage himself, Norbert – her fire breathing dragon plus find out how you can build your own flying dragon which you can then knock out of the skies!

Scientific Sue will need lots of volunteers to help her investigate and explore the science of how dragons fly and then, using some of the science behind the different dragon fire types (steam, icy fog, explosive gases, flammable liquids and of course big flames!) plus some disgusting aspects of dragons’ digestion processes.

Check the schedules for details

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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