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Galway Science & Technology Festival presents

Baking in Space

The Black Box

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Join Andrew Smyth (BBC’s Great British Bake Off finalist & aerospace engineer) and scientist, performer and explorer Dr Niamh Shaw on a Science week gastronomic journey into orbit – a fun family event about space, engineering and Astronauts, through the medium of food!

How can a retro dessert explain how astronauts safely return to Earth? What connects molten sugar and micro-meteorite protection? How would you even bake bread in space?

 Baking In Space

This interactive event will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keeps astronauts alive in space.

The hit of Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018, the show ponders the fascinating science behind baking, eating in space and testing if we could actually bake a cake on the International Space Station. Joined by Romain Charles, Crew support at ESA’s Astronaut Centre, and others guests, this is a fun, interactive family event, with live demos, experiments - and lots and lots of baking.

This is a Galway Science & Technology Festival event not to be missed!

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