Robot soccer and the essence of chocolate at Science week in Kildare

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Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Robot soccer and the essence of chocolate at Science week in Kildare

Maynooth University

Science Foundation Ireland are calling on the people of Kildare to #StopAndAsk questions about the world around them as part of national Science Week 2018.

Running from November 11 to 18, Science Week’s aim is to bring science to the fore of the public’s minds through fun, engaging and interactive events.

Now in its second year, the #StopAndAsk campaign allows people to engage with the process of scientific discovery and find out the answers to how the world works around them.

The Kildare public are encouraged to ask their questions across social media using the hashtag #StopAndAsk and to keep an eye out online and in the media where there will be opportunities throughout the week for the public to ask their questions.

2017 saw the scientific community coming together to help the general public discover the answers to such questions as “why do onions make me cry?” and “how do wireless phone chargers work?”

 The #StopAndAsk campaign is not the only interactive element to the week, with hundreds of events set to take place across the country; those that are nearby that are not to be missed include:

Science Week at Athy College – Monday 12 November at 2pm at Athy College
Chemistry Open Labs – Friday 16 November at 6:30pm at Maynooth University

Weather forecasting: Crystal Balls or Cutting Edge Science? - Wednesday 14 7 to 8pm at Iontas Theatre, North Campus, Maynooth University 

Robot Soccer at Maynooth University on Friday November 16 from 7pm to 8pm

The Science of Chocolate at Iontas Theatre, Maynooth University on Thursday November 15 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 

The number of events mean that there is something there for all ages and interests. To find out more about what is taking place near you during Science Week visit