Science Week is Ireland’s biggest annual promotion of science to the general public. The week-long programme of events across Ireland each November aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike.
The first national Science Week took place in 1996, and since then it has grown to around 700 events a year.
Science Week Ireland 2012 ran from 11-18 November, with the theme of “Everyday Experimenting”. As well as hundreds of science events across the country attended by over 120,000 people, Science Week 2012 featured talks by international figures, polls, features, competitions and science fairs showcasing Irish innovation and career opportunities.
Each year the Science Week website plays an increasingly pivotal role as an information hub. Event organisers submit their event details online to a searchable events database. Organisers and participants can upload images and video of events they have attended.
For the first time in 2008 there was no printed event guide and the Science Week website became the primary source of information about Science Week events.
Visit the Science Week website