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Celebrating Irish Women in Science at National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

As part of the public and schools programme of events, the Museum of Natural History will celebrate the role of Irish women in science from the past to the present day. Free family drop-in activities, workshops and talks will be on offer, with a focus on Irish women scientists, artists and directors and how the intrepret and document the world around them. As always, the themes of the events will have a strong connection to the Museum's collection of 2 million specimens.


 

Irish Women in Science: Maude and the Jellyfish

Saturday 21st July 2018. 11am -1pm & Thursday 16th August 2018. 11am -1pm

Drop-in Activity

What does a baby jellyfish look like and why was Irishwoman, Maude Delap, keeping them in her house over 100 years ago? To celebrate her pioneering scientific work, drop into the Discovery Zone at the Museum to learn more about Maude and her homemade aquarium.

No booking required but there may be a short waiting period during busy times. Wheelchair accessible.

Audience: Age 8 +


 

Science Week: Let's Go To The Moon! Apollo 11 Workshops

School groups: 15th & 16th November 2018. 10am & 11:30am. Primary Level.
Families: 17th November 2018. 10am & 11:30am

Join astronomer, artist and educator Deirdre Kelleghan to explore the historic Apollo 11 moon-landing mission! Discover how to spot The Sea of Tranquility - the exact spot on the moon where astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins landed almost 50 years ago!

Workshops must be pre-booked and bookings can be made from September 2018. For bookings please contact educationnh@museum.ie or call 01 6486 316.

Wheelchair accessible.


 

Science Week: The Farthest

Sunday 11th November
Location: Kildare Room, Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street

Join Emer Reynolds, Director of The Farthest, a film that made the Oscar long-list for Best Documentary in 2018. This special event will include a short viewing and discussion of the film, which examines NASA's Voyager programme of space exploration to the farthest reaches of our solar system.

With thanks to Emer Reynolds, Siobhan Ward and Crossing the Line Productions.

This event must be pre-booked and bookings can be made from October 2018. For bookings please contact educationnh@museum.ie or call 01 6486 316.

Image courtesy of Crossing the Line Productions.