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The Science Gallery is a public science centre at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Opened in 2008 and housed in Trinity's Naughton Institute, it holds various exhibitions and lectures with a view to science outreach. The Science Gallery is a world first. A new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide. The gallery offers two floors of interactive exhibitions with changing focus on different areas of science. The Science Gallery offers many large, walk-through installations which let scientific subjects come to live in a new way. The Science Gallery is the creation of Professor Mike Coey of Trinity College. Coey and his colleagues at Trinity's Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) launched the gallery on two floors of the Naughton Institute on the edges of Trinity's city centre campus. The exhibition and events programme is the responsibility of CRANN's Dr Diarmuid O'Brien. Initially, Trinity College expected to attract 50,000 visitors to its newest public attraction in the first year. The Science Gallery proved more popular than expected, with some 120,000 curious sightseers visiting exhibitions on high tech clothing, robots, neuro science and light art.

The Science Gallery is a public venue inviting everyone to engage with science and technology and its impacts on our everyday lives. It is a vibrant, social space where ideas around science, technology and innovation can be exchanged, shared, discussed and given a context that opens up these fields to new audiences. Shows, debates, discussion, music, drama and comedy all stimulate scientific conversation across the whole community. By taking sociability as a starting point and bringing together young innovators, the research community, policy makers and industry, the Science Gallery is a place to meet and feel part of an open, social and creative group of people; a place where ideas meet.



Links and References:

http://www.crann.tcd.ie/index/EducationAndOutreach/sciencegallery

http://www.sciencegallery.com/

http://www.dublin.info/science-gallery/