Diary of a Martian Beekeeper – WITS Outing

March 14, 2018
7:15 pm - 4:00 am
Smock Alley Theatre

Diary of a Martian Beekeeper, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Wednesday 14 March at 7.30 pm.

Join WITS for a members’ outing to Niamh Shaw’s show “Diary of a Martian Beekeeper” at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Each member may bring one guest.

Please book your tickets before 15 February. (Meet at 7.15 pm to collect your tickets – tickets are offered to WITS members at a reduced group rate of €15pp).

Concession Rate €15 per person

 (Maximum two places can be booked)


This outing follows from Niamh’s wonderful WITS talk last November Walking Slowly Towards Space.

Read about Diary of a Martian Beekeeper here.

Niamh Shaw is one of Ireland’s leading science communicators, exploring new ways of engaging the public in science. She is passionate about all things Space, and plans to be a future space colonist, to contribute to human space exploration as artist and communicator. In 2017, she participated in a simulated Mars mission as the artist and journalist for Crew 173, a team of six international analogue astronauts at the Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert. Also that year, she trained at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Moscow where she experienced a Zero gravity flight.

She returns to Moscow in 2018 for further training and will soon be announcing further analogue missions to extreme terrains on Earth. She is Co-Chair of Humanities at the International Space University’s 2018 annual Space Studies Programme in The Netherlands, was Core Lectures Associate Chair in 2017, and is an 2015 alumnus of this same programme.

As the artist in residence at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, her STEAM lecture/performance piece, To Space, toured internationally including Edinburgh Fringe (2015), Adelaide Fringe (2016), Edinburgh International Science Festival (2016), and Cheltenham Science Festival (2016) supported by Culture Ireland, ESA and the Arts Council of Ireland. This is her third science show and her second collaboration with Sarah Baxter in merging science themes (STEM) with art (STEAM) on stage.ESERO UK).

Niamh is an advocate of ‘Women in STEM’, & was recently voted one of Ireland’s top 10 science communicators by Silicon Republic acknowledging her work in STEAM & contributions on national TV, radio, press & public speaking events incl. TEDxUCD, World Science Festival.

She co-founded STEAMakers.co & is a member of function(core), an international transdisciplinary problem-solving & ideation collective.

Niamh believes that we can be many things at the same time. She is curious, always & embraces failure every day.

Niamh Shaw
BE MEngSc Ph.D SSP15 Alum Member AAAS, UK ASE
STEAM | Art | Space | Speaking | Curious.Always
Artist in Residence: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork since 2014
Assoc. Chair Core Lectures, Space Studies Programme 2017.
LinkedIn Twitter Website
function(core) STEAMakers

Smock Alley Theatre
6-7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8