• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is A Marine Climate Scientist?

    What is A Marine Climate Scientist?

    This month I had the pleasure to speak to Dakota Holmes a Marine Climate Scientist who is currently based in NUIG.  Climate Change is the phrase of the year in 2019 and he and his friends are the people to tell us what we are doing to our Blue Dot.  Doing this “What is A…”

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  • Ciara visits #InspireFest

    Ciara visits #InspireFest

    This week I went to my very first #InspireFest at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. We had a 5:30am start to get up to Dublin in time for Registration of 7am.  My Mum and I were the very first attendees into registration and got our badges and lanyards and we started looking around because the

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