'Anything Goes' takes a look at some of the exhibits and projects on display at the Aer Lingus Young Scientist Exhibition in 1983. Themes covered in 1983 included robotic arms, cosmic communication, alcohol fuelled engines and acupuncture.
Now in its 49th year, the Young Scientist Exhibition has been held every January since 1965. While competition is currently sponsored by BT Ireland, it was previously sponsored by Aer Lingus for 33 years. Prizes are awarded in the categories of biology, physics, technology, and social and behaviour sciences.
This year the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition takes place at the R.D.S. in Dublin from the 9th to the 12th of January and comprises 550 projects presented by second-level students from throughout Ireland.
The 'Young Scientist Exhibition' as it is commonly known was set up by two UCD physics researchers, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott in 1965.
'Anything Goes' was RTE's flagship Saturday morning programme in the 1980's. The first episode of 'Anything Goes' was broadcast on 4 October 1980. Presenters included Aonghus McAnally, Mary Fitzgerald, Kathy Parke and Mary Frances Calayco.