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Dr Sarah Hayes, SSPC Education & Outreach Officer, University of Limerick at the Crystal Growing Workshop at the Limerick Celebrate Science festival which is funded by SFI Discover and involves researchers from centres at the University of Limerick, Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, SSPC, Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre at the Hunt Museum where the fun continued with science demonstrations, experiments and workshops.<br />
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The Limerick Celebrate Science Festival was a great success. Children of all ages enjoyed a series of physics experiments during the science busking session in the Milk Market. The Celebrate Science festival continued at the Hunt Museum where the general public enjoyed an afternoon of science demonstrations, experiments and workshops including food, technology, nanotechnology, robotics, crystallography, aerospace, software, altitude, lego and many more.  <br />
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“It was great to see so many families coming into the city to enjoy and experience science during Science Week”, said Clare McInerney, Lero/UL coordinator for Limerick Celebrate Science. “We were delighted to see such a large turnout at the festival”.<br />
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Limerick Celebrate Science festival is funded by SFI Discover and involves researchers from the following centres at the University of Limerick: Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, SSPC – Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre, MACI- Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, the National Altitude Training Centre, the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.<br />
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Pic Sean Curtin Photo.