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As part of Space Week 2018, from 4 – 10 October, 2018
As part of Space Week 2018, Dr. Niamh Shaw, space explorer, artist and communicator will speak about Curiosity and its place in science and technology. Working with EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and their DFAT Historian-in-Residence, Dr Angela Byrne and using the stories of four Irish women who have contributed to major astronomical discoveries in the past century, Niamh will compare and contrast the lives of these women, their exceptional STEM careers, and how their curiosity united them.

About Dr. Niamh Shaw

Dr Niamh Shaw, engineer, scientist and performer, is passionate about awakening people’s curiosity, merging performance and theatre with communication, engineering, science, art and technology. She is interested in pushing boundaries in telling the human story behind science, creating science events for family and arts audiences.

Since she was 8 years old, Niamh has wanted to go to Space. But she did very little about it for a very long time. In 2011, she decided to make her life an art experiment in exploring the pursuit of lifelong dreams, presenting her work in theatrical and other publicly engaged platforms. As part of this, Niamh plans to be a future space colonist, to contribute to human space exploration as an artist and communicator.

To find out more about Space Week 2018, and to view the full programme of events nationwide, click here.