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A Night Course for the End of the World

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Join us as we delve into the world of disaster with leading experts for a weekly six-part night course. From climate catastrophe to solar flares, join us to discuss how the world might end and how are we going to survive the apocalypse — whichever one comes first.

Course descriptions are outlined below. Book one night class for €5 (plus booking fee of €1), or a bundle of three for €16 and get one free or a bundle of four to get all six for €24. A bundle also includes a limited edition tote bag, print and you can enjoy a drink on us at the night course finale.

To purchase a bundle of four, select the four sessions you wish to attend and use the promotional code BUNDLEFOUR to avail of your discount.

To purchase a bundle of six, select the six sessions you wish to attend and use the promotional code BUNDLESIX to avail of your discount.

Email events@dublin.sciencegallery.com for more information. Please note all tickets purchases are final and cannot be returned.


Off the Grid Armageddon 25.10.17 - see more here.

We live our lives as connected human beings. The network has become an extension of ourselves. What if the network goes down? Are we still ourselves? How could we even begin to function without the net?

We're joined by Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT — the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications, and Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. She was also the Director of CTVR, the precursor to CONNECT. Her expertise lies in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices.

Climate Catastrophe 01.11.17 - see more here.

Is climate change a threat to humanity and if so how? Many of us share some sort of apprehension that the world and its climate is spiralling out of control.

We're joined by Mary Bourke, director of the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Group and professor at the Department of Geography in Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests lie in the area of extremes. Mary's goal is to better understand geomorphic processes in extreme environments (deserts on Earth and on Mars) and during extreme events (floods, mass wasting).

Post-Apocalyptic Microbial Resistance - see more here.

Through history, humanity has been threatened by plagues. What are the prospects of another pandemic emerging to kill us? Will bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, sending us back to the dark ages when infectious diseases killed more people than any other illness?

We're joined by Luke O’Neill, the Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin where he leads the Inflammation Research Group.

The Geomagnetic Apocalypse - see more here.

Debunk the myths surrounding solar eruptions and geomagnetic storms, learn what exactly space weather is: its origins at our Sun, potential impacts on Earth, and the steps we are taking to mitigate severe events.

We're joined by Sophie Murray, a solar physicist and space weather scientist, with her research interests ranging from solar active regions and eruptions to the impact of space weather on the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Political Nuclear Meltdown - see more here.

This session will address key questions such as; what are the prospects for nuclear armageddon? What are the real-world implications of a nuclear weapons' exchange between North Korea and the United States and what is the appropriate public policy response to these threats?

We're joined by Ben Tonra, Professor of International Relations at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. At UCD he teaches, researches and publishes in European foreign, security and defence policy, Irish foreign and security policy and International Relations theory.

Economic Collapse - see more here.

An economic collapse means a complete breakdown of a national, regional or territorial economy. What would happen if there was a severe economic depression, where the economy of the global economy was completely distressed for months, years or possibly even decades. How would or could we repair?

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