• What is a Numerical Astrophysicist?

    What is a Numerical Astrophysicist?

    This month I had the chance to speak to someone in Italy!  So far I have interviewed people in Ireland, England and America.  Franco was kind enough to offer to speak with me via a Twitter campaign a few months back now.  Thanks so much! Tell us about yourself Franco? My name is Franco Vazza,

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  • Ciara’s Journey to Blackrock Castle Observatory

    Ciara’s Journey to Blackrock Castle Observatory

    The other day I went to Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork for the first time.  We had booked tickets online and had the code ready for when we arrived. It’s in a really beautiful location, right next to the river.  We quickly joined the latest tour (which luckily had only started around two minutes before

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  • What is A Astronomer?

    What is A Astronomer?

    I put a tweet out a few weeks back to find people to speak to about this series “What is A…” and Roy Alexander of Astro Ventures was kind enough to offer.  Please check out my other interviews! How long have you been a Teacher/Astronomer? Please tell us about the field of study you specialise

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  • A Week at Designer Minds – S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

    A Week at Designer Minds – S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

    I have been going to Summer Camps for a while now but this is the first time I have heard of Designer Minds.  it was perfectly suited for me this year!  As far as I can tell it’s the first time they have traveled to Westmeath. This camp gives you Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and

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  • #Apollo50th: Talking to An Astronaut – Daniel Tani

    #Apollo50th: Talking to An Astronaut – Daniel Tani

    As part of the the #Apollo50th Anniversary this year I really wanted to do something different and celebrate it with someone special. In May of this year I put out a call out on my Twitter account to ask if any of my friends had a suggestion on an Astronaut I could talk too.  I

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  • The Cool Planet Experience

    The Cool Planet Experience

    Last week I went to the Cool Planet Experience in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow. When we went in, one of the first things we (myself and my Mum) saw was….. a giant pufferfish made out of recycled materials found on a beach. For example the spikes on the pufferfish were made of plastic bottles. Then we

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