SFI – Outreach and Education
Science Foundation Ireland has a number of education and outreach programmes such as the STARs programme which endeavours to disseminate new skills and knowledge to teachers which can be passed on to their students – the scientists and engineers of the future. Visit the SFI Outreach page for more information.
A day in the life - IOP Ireland
The Institute of Physic’s “A day in the life” depicts the day-to-day activities of 18 physicists persuing careers in areas such as astronomy, particle physics and nanotechnology. Read about a day in the life of Síle Nic Chormaic – a previous lecturer of Physics Department, UCC and a current lecturer in OIST, Japan.
The Tyndall Lectures, held throughout Ireland every January/February, use demonstrations and interactivity to enthuse school children and show how their class work relates to modern areas of physics research. To find out more information, visit the IOP webpage .
The Crawford Observatory
The Crawford Observatory remains the only observatory on any university campus in Ireland. It was re-opened in 2006 by the Minister for Education and Science. Constructed in 1878 and funded in part by local businessman William Horatio Crawford and the Duke of Devonshire, the observatory was designed by Howard Grubb, one of the foremost scientific instrument makers of the 19th century.