With Science Week primed to take over from the 13th-20th November, RTÉ Player will play host to some exclusive content as Rick O’Shea meets Mark Pollock, Aine Lawlor and Dara Ó Briain in Science and Me; Dr. Jennifer Cleary provides daily reports in the Daily Science Week Event Guide and a series of eight, specially commissioned features from the RTÉ Weather team look at the science behind key elements of Ireland’s metrological make-up. Along with a collection of documentaries and young people’s programmes, both live and on-demand from the 13th November, RTÉ Player has got you covered for all things science related. Here is a snippet of the great content that will be available on RTÉ Player
A unique interview show, hosted by Rick O’Shea, called Science and Me will be available to watch exclusively on RTÉ Player. Rick will be interviewing the likes of Áine Lawlor on the War Against Cancer; Mark Pollock on his amazing strength and positivity in the face of incredible obstacles throughout his life; Professor Ian Robertson, neuroscientist who features in the current documentary on RTÉ Player, Henry Shefflin: Winning; UK Editor of Mashable and author of Science Week Documentary, Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data, Anne-Marie Tomchak and comedian and television presenter, Dara Ó Briain among others.
Dr. Jennifer Cleary will be on hand with daily reports in the Daily Science Week Event Guide highlighting Science Week events across the country, RTÉ Player picks and TV highlights.
There’s no doubt, we are a culture obsessed with the weather! From the 13th November RTÉ Player will feature a series of eight, specially commissioned features from the RTÉ Weather team that look at the science behind key elements of Ireland’s meteorological make-up. In this collection, questions such as: What are highs, lows, fronts, jet streams? and: How do we forecast the weather? will be answered; observations from land, sea, air and space will be made in Measuring the Weather and specialist forecasts for Farming, Aviation and Marine will also be available.
From Monday, 14th November, Keelin Shanley will reveal some of the most common scams that cyber criminals are using to target all of us, every day as she investigates the growth of cyber-crime and asks, is it possible to be fully safe and secure online in Hacked. In the one off documentary, Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data? UK Editor of Mashable, Anne-Marie Tomchak, returns home to Ireland to explore a world where our digital fingerprints are being captured and exploited in all areas of modern life. Four part series, Making Ireland Click – Ludgate, guided by Ireland’s Digital Champion, David Putnam, explores the need for every citizen to be digitally literate. While drama documentary, Ladies of Science, tells the true story of two remarkable women, Lady Mary Rosse and Mary Ward, who had a passion for science and technology during the 1850’s when women were not admitted to universities.
There will also be some classic Science documentaries on RTÉ Player including a documentary about the science of winning and success, not just in sport but in business and politics too, with Kilkenny hurler, Henry Shefflin exploring what happens inside our brains when we win in Henry Shefflin: Winning. Follow Joe Brolly and Shane Finnegan, a man suffering from renal failure, as they campaign to transform the success rates of organ donation on the island of Ireland in a compelling observational documentary Joe Brolly – Perfect Match. Learn more about the food we are consuming in Sugar Crash with Dr. Eva Orsmond and What are You Eating with Philip Boucher Hayes. Or join journalist, Áine Lawlor as she faces up to the gravity of her own cancer and learns more about how she has benefited from a new era in cancer treatment in Áine Lawlor: Facing Cancer.