World Space Week with an Irish twist – Seachtain Dhomhanda an Dearbhspas
September 30, 2014
ESERO Ireland
Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara who won first prize for the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory World Space Week experience at Ireland’s historic Dunsink Observatory on October 10 2014 will learn about the Universe from experts at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) as Gaeilge. 40 students from the schools Transition Year are participating in the Comhrá 24/7 initiative; taking part in a world record attempt for the longest Irish language conversation in the world in a relay conversation circle. The transmission is part of a total schedule of 169 hours non-stop that will be streamed live online. The students will also participate in a live video link with Galway born Dominic Doyle, senior optical engineer with the European Space Agency at their technical centre ESTEC in the Netherlands. During the live broadcast Dominic and the students will be discussing ESA and the World Space Week theme – Space Guiding Your Way making it a truly cosmic Irish transmission. Well done to the students bringing the blas to Seachtain Dhomhanda an Dearbhspas i Réadlann Dhún Since. This event is in association with ESERO Ireland, the European Space Education Resource Office. For more information on Ireland’s WSW events please visit