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SIS Programme

Seismology in Schools (Seismeolaíocht sa Scoil) Pilot Programme

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DIAS Geophysics Section is promoting the “Seismology in School (Seismeolaíocht sa Scoil) Pilot Programme” in response to the increasing interest by students in earthquakes and Earth science in general.

The seismometer used is a Lehman pattern horizontal motion seismometer using a “garden gate” offset suspension pendulum.

DIAS is happy to announce a major success by one of the participating schools in the Seismology in Schools Pilot Programme – Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass, County Wicklow – at the BT Young Scientist of the Year 2009 Competition.

Congratulations and well done to Denis, Shane and their Physics Teacher, Dr Stephen Gammell.

Two awards were received: “International Year of Planet Earth Award” and the “Category Award: Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences”. Senior: Denis Patterson, Shane Curry, Seismic Activity in the British Isles and the Wider World, Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass, County Wicklow.

Contact: Thomas Blake, (Experimental Officer), Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Tel: 353-1-6535147 x 223, email: tb-at-cp.dias.ie