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South East Science Festival underway in Waterford

A free family fun day is taking place today (Sunday) as the South East Science Festival gets underway in Waterford.
The South East Technological University (SETU) will host a programme of interactive, educational and fun events for people of all ages from pre-school to age 105.
Events are set to take place from today (November 13th) until Saturday (the 19th) as part of National Science Week across Waterford City and County, Clonmel and Carrick on Suir.
 
The SETU Science Week events are co-ordinated by Calmast, the STEM Engagement centre at South East Technological University funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Waterford City & County Council , Tipperary Council with support from  STEM companies West Pharma, Sanofi, Bausch and Lomb, MSD and Abbott .
 
More than 100 free events will take place including activities for schools, afternoon shows for families and evening events for the general public with over 10,000 expected to participate across Waterford and South Tipperary
 
A highlight of the week will be Science Family Fun Day; and at the South East Science Festival in Waterford, the Family Fun Day will take place at the Theatre Royal and in the Large Room City Hall today between 12 and 5 pm.
 
Free events on offer include Bubby Science in the Theatre Royal where International Caroline Ainslie will delight younger audiences with her bubble and balloon show, exploring the science of bubbles.
Festival-goers are encouraged to ‘bring their ear defenders’ as bubbles and balloons will pop in this show, and they will be challenged to discover which is louder and why? 
 
Families are also invited to join physicist and TV presenter, Mark the Science Guy, at the Science Week Launch Pad for the ultimate exploration of our place in space, with an interactive, high-energy, fun-filled show exploring the planet, our solar system and the science of rockets. A hands-on, hilarious and slightly explosive science week show is guaranteed.
 
In addition to Family Fun Day adults in Waterford have a wide range of festival events to whet their appetite with events such as Bruce Wardrop from SETU presenting the Science of Elite Sports, and Lizzie Abraham showcasing the future of artificial intelligence.
 
Partners in Southeast Science Festival include WEST Pharma, Sanofi, Bausch and Lomb, Abbott and MSD.
 
The core theme for Science Week 2022 is “Infinite Possibilities”. From the infinite variety of our amazing planet and the adaptability of nature to our ability to face the unexpected, the possibilities are endless. We have many choices to make and more challenges to face, and we are all part of the conversation about the role that science can play. For Science Week 2022, we are asking people to explore the infinite possibilities of science. 
 
Full details of the Southeast Science Festival and booking can be found here.
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