Niamh Shaw

in Cork, Ireland

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Artist in Residence, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork
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I’m Niamh! I’m a performer, writer & communicator with 2 degrees in engineering & a PhD in science. Passionate about igniting peoples curiosity, I explore crossovers in STEM, art & communication to share the human story of science. But principally, I’ve set myself a life’s mission to get to space as artist and citizen. I’ve created 3 theatre shows, 3 multimedia installations, oodles of public events, hit a zero gravity flight, witnessed live launches & landings of astronaut crews, completed over 20 EVA hrs as analogue astronaut at simulated Mars missions, studied & lectured at ISU’s Space Studies Programme, created my first RTÉ radio series ‘Curious Humans’. I’ve spoken at events including WIRED Live UK, Space Rocks (ESA), NASA Johnson Space Centre, Inspirefest, New Scientist (UK), at academic & space-related conferences, schools, career events & am a regular contributor to BBC’s Sky at Night magazine since 2016. All of this work is part of my #getniamhtospace quest. With strong support from Ireland,I am the


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Niamh Shaw

Address: Artist in Residence, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork
Phone: 0834163872