Coleraine is encouraged to celebrate the science of you, the universe and everything in-between as it plays host to the sixth annual NI Science festival.
Earlier this month the festival announced its programme, which boasts over 270 events taking place over 11 days in February (13-23) across Northern Ireland, with a selection of events scheduled to take place locally.
On Thursday, February 20 Robot Chef with Foxdog Studios comes to the Riverside Theatre. IT consultants Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton present their award-winning interactive comedy show, where the audience operate a robotic kitchen using augmented reality avatars. Help cook dinner by igniting their gas stove, driving a sky tractor and firing the sausage cannon.
On Friday, February 21 staff at the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University will lead the Game of Thrones Landscape Tour to explore the environmental processes and history that helped creating some of the most iconic landscapes from the hit TV series.
Chris McCreery, NI Science Festival Director, said: “Six years on from the very first edition of the NI Science Festival and the now annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics has grown to become one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
“As the festival grows, so too does the calibre of events and talent we’re able to attract to Northern Ireland. It also acts as a platform to showcase the inspiring natural beauty and ecology on our doorstep plus the truly global reach of scientific research and innovations hailing from NI.”
He added: “This year, we’re delighted to extend the reach of the festival to Coleraine. Through close collaboration with our regional venues and event partners, plus the continued support of our funders, the festival is working to engage with the largest possible audience by championing STEM in all its forms.”