Virtual trips to the gallery, AI storytelling and a visit to space as Gaeilge – Science Week at Science Gallery Dublin

Posted on: 11 November 2020

The doors at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin may be closed to the public right now, but that hasn’t stopped their team from innovating and building a brand-new exhibition and events programme to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Science Week.

Below, you can find out more about their events and pop-ups running from 9 November in Dublin, online and across the country.


Explore the known and unknown of the universe from the comfort of your own home

With 95% of the universe a mystery, what role do artists and scientists have in unravelling and understanding the unknown? How can we begin to look for something that we can’t even define?

INVISIBLE, the current main exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin highlights the critical role of science, art and philosophy in imagining the unseen and questioning the invisible.

For Science Week and through to the end of November, visitors can book an experimental virtual trip through some of the exhibition’s highlights – led by the Science Gallery Dublin mediators, a crack team of science communicators who can’t wait to talk to you about dark matter, the unheard voices of science, and how origami can help us to explain the construction of the cosmic web.

INVISIBLE originated at Science Gallery London, King’s College London in 2019, titled DARK MATTER.

AI and Storytelling with families living in Direct Provision

To celebrate Science Week 2020’s core theme, Choosing our Future, Science Gallery Dublin is hosting a special workshop series for families living in Direct Provision that connects AI, programming, and storytelling to participants’ lived experience and cultural histories.

Families in Direct Provision centres in Balseskin, Mosney, and Clondalkin Towers will join the gallery’s team online to discuss the technologies hidden behind everyday systems, programming languages, and moral machines, in addition to learning practical programming skills that focus on the tool’s creative applications.


Exploring space as Gaeilge in Arranmore

Finally for Science Week, the Aistear Spáis education programme will bring space to the classroom in a series of engagements with Gaeltacht schools on and near Arranmore island, Donegal.

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Plenáil Teanga, Science Gallery Dublin will deliver physical exhibition kits and online workshops as Gaeilge exploring astronomy and storytelling, space tech in everyday life, the tools in space that help scientists monitor the health of our planet, and a showcase of creativity inspired by cosmic wonders.