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Friday 25 July 2014

Strange weather on way in science gallery

Sam Griffin

Published 18/07/2014|02:30

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Zack DEnfeld from Phibsboro who is a co curator from coclimate takes a closer look at a 100 year climate model of the Earth at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Zack DEnfeld from Phibsboro who is a co curator from coclimate takes a closer look at a 100 year climate model of the Earth at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Photo: Steve Humphreys

OLD wives' tales will be pitted against leading meteorologists in a bid to find out who produces the most accurate forecast.

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Science and art collide in a Dublin gallery for the next three months as part of a new interactive exhibition examining all-things-weather related.

The 'Strange Weather: Forecasts from the Future' exhibition opens in Trinity College's Science Gallery today and runs until October 5.

One exhibit is called 'Weather Betting', which pitches the country's experts against the public to see who can predict a more accurate forecast.

"Current meteorological technology allows for accurate forecasts for seven days," said exhibition curator Cat Kramer.

"So we challenge people to forecast the weather eight days away, using any methods they can think of from their own hunches to looking at the patterns of birds, or whatever. We'll then compare the two to see if there is any accuracy to weather reports."

Predicting weather through the ages comes under the microscope in Swedish duo Bigert and Bergstrom's exhibit and film 'The Weather Wars' which chronicles man's battle to control the elements.

Organisers say the aim of the exhibition is to get people excited about weather, its impact on our lives and its changing nature.

Irish Independent

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