March 8, 2007

The Cross-Border Schools Science Conference Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March 2007

The Cross-Border Schools Science Conference, on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March, aims to bring together in Armagh some 260 students (130 on each day) aged 13 – 14 (Key Stage 3) from 16 or more schools on both sides of the Border to learn about astronomy and related sciences and mathematics, using the facilities of the Armagh Observatory and the Armagh Planetarium, a combination on the same site unique on the island of Ireland.

Each day, around 130 students will participate in a programme of activities lasting from approximately 10 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. This will comprise a plenary lecture by a leading astronomer (Dr Robert Walsh, University of Central Lancashire), followed by a cycle of structured educational activities in the Armagh Planetarium (Exhibition Area and Show), and the Observatory’s Astropark and Human Orrery. Plenary sessions and lunch will be held in the Royal School Armagh.

See the Press Release (Armagh Observatory website)

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