Science of Star Wars
On Monday, Ms. Gillivan's 1st Year classes walked to Dublin City University to listen to performer Jon Chase cover the 'Science of Star Wars'. Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. Many marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force but how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality? The students learned about the vastness of our Galaxy and the Universe; the scientific facts behind space travel; the speed of light; mind control; where extra terrestrial life could exist and what alien intelligent life forms could look like. A number of students were invited up to assist in some of the experiments in this interactive demonstration lecture.