Portable Planetarium, blockbuster games and more at Science & Tech Exhibition

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The Galway Science and Technology Festival is closing out today with its all star exhibition at NUI Galway with everything you can imagine and more.

Take a trip back to the beginnings on time and witness the birth of the sun in the in the Exploration Dome outside the Bailey Allen Hall.

And if that gives you a taste for stars the a wider tour of the night sky might be in order courtesy of the StarDome portable planetarium from CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

Take a break from the serious side of things to head over to the O’Donoghue Centre where EA Games are setting up with all their major releases for kids to try, Star Wars Battlefrom 2, Need For Speed 2, and Sims 4, including some with VR headsets they’re eager to show off.

Test your codebreaking skills with a demonstration of the Nazi’s WWII enigma machine, then see if you crack the Axis’ secrets yourself.

Anyone who was excited to hear about the Marine Institute’s discovery of a shark nursery off the coast of Galway recently cane come by the stand in the Bailey Allen Hall where they’ll be happy to tell you all about these fascinating creatures.

But it’s not just the critters of the ocean that are in town as upstairs The Bug Doctor is in. Get a close up look at tarantulas, scorpions, giant centipedes and all manner of creepy crawlies with Dr Michel Dugon.

No need to be worried about your health however as trained medical professionals are ready to help out the Teddy Bear Hospital in the Hub Café.

This is just a tiny sample of all the amazing things that can be seen today, Sunday, November 25 at the 21st Galway Science and Technology Festival Exhibition with stands, lectures, workshops and other fantastic events running throughout the day.

Paul Mee, Chairperson of the Science and Technology Festival said everyone involved is proud of being able to help encourage young people to get involved in STEM fields.

“This Festival has grown in popularity and reach each year and now, in its 21st year, it continues to play a vital role in nurturing and guiding students to develop their curiosity about the world around us,” he said.

“Encouraging them into careers in STEM,  where they will continue to research and develop new technologies that help to sustain our growing economy and provide a better place to live.”

Full details on all the events taking place at the exhibition today, where they’re on and at what times can be found galwayscience.ie/whats-on/festival-exhibition-day.

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