Network Limerick, the Limerick branch of Network Ireland, will host an exciting event with astronaut-in-training Dr. Niamh Shaw this September. Organised in association with LEO Limerick, the event will take place on Thursday 27 September in the Savoy Hotel, Limerick.
Dr Niamh Shaw, engineer, scientist and performer, is passionate about awakening people’s curiosity, merging performance and theatre with communication, engineering, science, art and technology. She is interested in pushing boundaries in telling the human story behind science, creating science events for family and arts audiences.
Since she was 8 years old, Niamh has wanted to go to Space. But she did very little about it for a very long time. In 2011 she decided to make her life an art experiment in exploring the pursuit of lifelong dreams, presenting her work in theatrical and other publicly engaged platforms. As part of this Niamh plans to be a future space colonist, to contribute to human space exploration as an artist and communicator.
Valerie Murphy, President of Network Limerick, said “We are delighted to have Niamh Shaw as our guest speaker at this event. She is an excellent example of a hardworking and inspirational woman who has shown that it’s possible to reinvent yourself at any time and follow your dream.”