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.

Climate Science – Transforming our Planet with Cara Augustenborg

Date: Tuesday Nov 142h - Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Location: Aurivo Lecture Theatre – IT Sligo

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Professor Frances Lucy, Head of Environmental Science at IT Sligo hosts a Dr. Cara Augustenborg. Dr Augustenborg is an environmental scientist by training and a media pundit by passion. Image Magazine named her as one of 18 women to watch in 2018. Formerly Chairperson of Friends of the Earth Europe, Cara is currently a Senior Fellow in Environmental Policy at University College Dublin, Member of President Higgins Council of State and co-host of the Down To Earth slot with Ivan Yates on Newstalk FM.

Cara will share her experiences and in depth knowledge on our environment and how climate change is affecting and transforming our planet.

Vision of Research

Monday, 11 November 2019, 6:00 – 8pm Teagasc Head Office, Oak Park Road, Carlow

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Join us in the spectacular setting of Oak Park House for our display of winning images from Teagasc’s ‘Vision of Research’ competition

Featuring the most innovative and compelling images of research and innovation activities taking place at Teagasc research centres all over Ireland.

There will be a chance to meet the researchers and find out more about the science behind the images

Lastly, on the night we will announce the winners of Vision of Research 2019 competition

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.