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Irish education event inspires young minds about space

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Irish education event inspires young minds about spaceEuropean Space Agency

Space education in Ireland received a boost as ESA travelled to Dublin to participate in an event designed to encourage the next wave of Irish scientists and engineers.

Thousands of pupils from schools across Ireland attended ESB Science Blast – which is one of the largest educational programmes of its kind in Europe – to immerse themselves in a fun-filled celebration of science and learn about the challenges they could help to tackle in future decades.

ESA's stand at ESB Science Blast
ESA's stand at ESB Science Blast

For weeks, groups of schoolchildren have been busy preparing for the event by creating their own innovative projects to investigate a number of fascinating subjects, including the use of fingerprints in forensic science, the role of colour in human memory – and even the formation of black holes. 

During the past four days, kids presented their findings to expert judges, who used their knowledge to provide guidance and encouragement to these aspirating innovators.

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