Check out the Science Week events happening nationwide from 10 to 17 November!

Science Week 2019 Events

Featured Events

Dublin Science Week Family Show

Date: Saturday Nov 16th - Time: 10:15am, 12pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm

Location: The Round Room at the Mansion House Dawson Street Dublin 2

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Science Foundation Ireland are delighted to bring the Ugly Animal Roadshow with Simon Watt to the Round Room at the Mansion House on 16 November for Science Week 2019.

Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter. He runs Ready Steady Science, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals. He is currently an artist in residence at the National Maritime Museum. His book 'The Ugly Animals: We Can't All be Pandas' is out now. Why should the panda get all the praise? The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is dedicated to raising the profile of the world’s most aesthetically challenged endangered species.

Join biologist and presenter Simon Watt for a performance that celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most monstrous. The show features videos, demonstrations and lots and lots of audience participation. The show will address this year’s climate action theme by looking at how climate change is exacerbating extinction.

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Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Secrets of the Bog Revealed – The National Museum of Ireland Bog Bodies Research Project

Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise - Thursday 14 November 2019 7-8:30pm 

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This event is appropriate for aged 14+ and will explore the history and science of bog bodies in Ireland with Isabella Mulhall, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland. The NMI Bog Bodies Research Project was established in 2003 following the discoveries of two remarkably well- preserved Iron Age bog bodies in the Irish midlands. The scientific investigation which followed produced a wealth of exciting results.  Since 2003, further finds of bog bodies have come to light in Ireland’s peatlands and include the exceptionally well-preserved remains of Cashel Man unearthed in Cúil na Móna Bog in 2011 and subsequently radiocarbon dated to 2000 BC.

This event is the result of a partnership between the National Museum of Ireland and Midlands Science to bring museum outreach to the midlands region. The Laois events are presented in association with the Heritage Office of Laois County Council.


Smart Agriculture

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7 – 8pm

Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford

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Imagine a farm - you’re probably thinking of fields, a barn, sheep and cattle, farmers Michael and Aoife taking care of their crops and animals. But what if we told you there was artificial intelligence, molecular communication networks and computing systems making the life of Aoife and Michael much easier and dairy production much more efficient? Not only that, technology also significantly improves animals’ lives and health, enables sustainable farming and helps to reduce the impact on the environment.

Dr Sasi Balasubramaniam, Director of Research VistaMilk, is looking at using ICT Technologies for Future Dairy and will dive deep into the different topics researched at VistaMilk: from the application of Artificial Intelligence all the way to engineering molecular communications and computing systems.

Science Week 2019 will focus on climate action, seeking to help people understand climate change, how science and technology can help us create a positive climate future and the impact we as individuals can have on climate change. While one person may feel unable to make a difference on their own, a collective effort to offset our carbon emissions will have a positive impact.  Throughout Science Week there will be a variety of ways for you to get involved and find out more about our amazing planet through events, interviews, social media and much more. You can get involved by finding an event to attend here or following #BelieveInScience online.

Science Week 2018

Science Week Ireland is a week-long event in Ireland each November, celebrating science in our everyday lives. The Science Week programme includes workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events. It is a collaboration of events involving industry, colleges, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Ireland. In 2019, Science Week will have 13 regional festivals offering a range of opportunities for the public to engage with STEM in Cavan/Monaghan, Cork, Carlow, Festival of Farming and Food (Teagasc), Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo, the Midlands, Sligo, Southeast, Tipperary and Wexford.