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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SLIGO

Science and Technology Week Lectures, IT Sligo.

Monday 9th November: 7.30pm  A0004.
The Science of a Cemetery- The Ballyhanna Research Project
Presented by; the Ballyhanna Research Project Team from Institute of Technology Sligo, and Queen’s University Belfast.
 The Ballyhanna Project is sponsored by the National Roads Authority. An evening of scientific exploration of an ancient burial ground.
 Broadcast live On-Line log on www.itsligo.ie and follow the links

Tuesday 10th Nov: 8pm   A0004
Mad about Meteorites Dr Matthew Parkes, National Museum of Ireland
Mad about meteorites will explain in plain language what meteorites are, where they come from, their impacts on Earth and on other planets.
Sponsored by Sligo Credit Union

Wednesday 11th Nov: 8pm   A0004
IRISH TSUNAMI – MYTHS & DANGERS
Professor Mike Williams
Mike Williams examines the evidence in his lecture and assesses the potential threat a posed by tsunami to the Irish coast in the future.

Thursday 12th- Nov: 6.30pm   A0005
"The Science of Taste & the Analysis of Flavour.
David Jackson
David is the Brand Technical Manager with Diageo, based in St James Gate Dublin; he has responsibility for the quality and authenticity of all Diageo beers (including Smirnoff ice) worldwide. This year celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Guinness.

Thursday 12th- Nov: 8pm   A0004
The Great DNA Debate
Featuring Brian Irwin from the Forensic Office in Northern Ireland and Maureen Smyth from the Director of DNA in the Irish Forensic Lab in the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform from the discussion will be chaired by Eileen Magnier North West Correspondent for RTE.
Tonight will be a discussion of current practices of DNA databases,.

Friday 13th Nov: 8pm.  A0004
Conservation of Ireland's Brent Geese - flyway scale studies of arguably Ireland's most important wintering water bird
Dr Kendrew Colhoun.

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