Calling all Rocket Scientists and Space Cadets to Birr

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

Space Camp Ireland are offering a Space Camp for primary level children from 1st - 5th July in Birr Castle. The Summer Camp is open to all Primary Level age kids with an interest in science.

Space Camp Ireland are offering a Space Camp for primary level children from 1st - 5th July in Birr Castle. The Summer Camp is open to all Primary Level age kids with an interest in science.

If learning to build your own Rocket and launch; if meeting astronomers present at launch of the Mars Curiosity Rover at NASA; or participating in workshops that recreate the Sun, appeals to your children – Then Space Camp Ireland in Birr this July is the summer camp not to miss.

The camp has been organised by Birr Coderdojo as a fundraiser for the iLofar Digital Telescope Project based in Birr Castle Demesne – see www.ilofar.ie for more details. The camp will run in the Pavillion in Birr Castle from 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. The Camp costs €60 per child for the week. Places are strictly limited to 20 places.

Children should bring a packed lunch every day. Alternatively a packed lunch for your child, can prebooked a packed lunch at the Courtyard Cafe. Details from the Courtyard Café.

Places are limited to 20 children, therefore advanced booking is required. For bookings please contact Deardriu Lally at deardriu@gmail.com or 086 0615136 to confirm your child’s place.

Deardriu Lally said “Space Camp Ireland will run in two venues in Ireland this year, Galway and Birr. We are delighted in Birr Coder Dojo to be involved with Space Camp Ireland in facilitating the first ever Space Camp Ireland. For those kids lucky enough to attend for the week, they will learn the science and engineering behind rockets; they will meet Deirdre Kelleghan and hear about her trip to NASA for the Mars Curiosity Rover. They will have the opportunity to quiz an Astrophysist from Trinity College Dublin who will answer questions about the depths of space!”

The Camp will run from 10am-2pm daily at the Pavillion in Birr Castle Demesne and children should bring a packed lunch or pre order a packed lunch from the Courtyard Cafe at the Castle.

If you would like to book a place for your child, please contact Deardriu Lally at deardriu@gmail.com or on mobile 086 0615136. Places can only be guaranteed for those that have fully paid in advance.