Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield to attend Young Scientist Exhibition

By: December 2, 2013
Commander Chris Hadfield has sent many tweetpics of Ireland from space Commander Chris Hadfield has sent many tweetpics of Ireland from space

The Main Hall in Dublin’s RDS will once again host the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January.

This year, Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut made famous by his interstellar rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, as well as his tweetpics of Ireland from space, will be there on Saturday, 11th January to sign copies of his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, hosted by TG4’s Roisin Ni Thomain and broadcaster Aidan Power, will be open to the public from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th January 2014. Tickets are available at the door costing €6 for students, €12 for adults and €25 for a family pass.

The exhibition promises to be a great family day out with creative inventions, interactive education and live shows including World of Robots, The Science Museum ‘SuperCool’ Show, 3D Theatre – 50 years of space exploration and TITAN The Robot.

Coding club Coder Dojo will also feature at the exhibition with workshops teaching creative problem solving skills and practical creative skills to students.

In addition to the 550 student projects on display, there are four more areas of science and technology exhibits.

The annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition attracts over 40,000 people each year.