I-LOFAR Public Outreach and Schools Programme
I-LOFAR offers endless opportunities for education and public outreach. The consortium are working with Discover Science and Engineering (DSE) and the European Space Education Research Office (ESERO) Ireland to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
Our mission is to contribute to Ireland's continued growth and development as a society - one that has an active and informed interest and involved in STEM. We aim to use the I-LOFAR facility to create awareness and interest in STEM. The I-LOFAR and ESERO outreach programmes will be very complementary and will provide once again real-life demonstrations of the applications of science and maths. In particular, the location within Birr Castle and the proximity to the great telescope provides a great link between the significant contribution made by Irish scientists in the past and current leading edge research.