Niamh Shaw is an astronomer and a prospective Irish astronaut.
Niamh is an award-winning STEM communicator, scientist & engineer, writer and performer who has set herself a life mission to get to space as artist and communicator. Passionate about igniting peoples curiosity, space explorer Niamh Shaw combines her degrees in engineering, her science PhD, performance & communication to create theatre, public events, workshops and lectures to share the human story of science and space.
Shaw is one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and is the 2019/2020 Honorary Ambassador for the Irish Girl Guides in recognition of the trail she has blazed for girls and women in Ireland.
Her first book, ‘Dream Big- an Irishwoman’s Space Odyssey’ published by Mercier Press(out in March 2020) tells the story of her 40 year quest to confront a childhood dream, to make the impossible possible by walking slowly forward to space, one step at a time.