Throughout the year, ESERO Ireland and Space Week coordinators – MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory, run a series of Space Career Roadshows in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland, and third-level partners. These roadshows will provide students with an excellent opportunity to engage with space industry professionals, and third level institutions, so that they can get a taste of the exciting opportunities that a STEM career in Space has to offer.
Our roadshows showcase the incredible diversity of careers that are available in the space industry. Astronauts, scientists, engineers, artists, and countless other professionals will show you what their dream job entails, and the path you can take to follow in their footsteps.
Register NOW for the next Space Careers Roadshow taking place in Cork for Space Week 2023.
A selection of our previous roadshows are available to watch online, including this one held in Cork as part of Space Week 2022, check out how humans adapt to space at:
She is an Irish engineer, scientist, writer and performer, recently voted one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and STEAM specialists (merging science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). She believes in Dreaming Big and is on a mission to get to Space!
Eóin grew up in Kilmacanogue in Co. Wicklow. He went to school in St. Brendan’s College, Bray before starting his studies in UCD completing a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Following that, he did a two year Masters in Mechanical Engineering with Business. Eóin then spent some time travelling and working in Australia. During this time, he decided to pursue a career in the space sector. He completed a Masters of Space Studies in the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He is currently working as an Irish National Trainee with both the Spaceship EAC team and the Space Medicine Team. His work involves preparing medical devices for space flight, In-Situ Resource Utilization (IRSU) with lunar regolith simulant as well as working on using machine learning to help diagnose medical conditions acquired in space.
For more information about Eoin please have a look at his profile on our Career Profiles page
Aoife Murphy is graduating this year from Technological University Dublin, formerly Dublin Institute of Technology, with a BE (Hons) focused in Mechanical Engineering. In 2018, she took part in ESA Academy’s Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course in ESEC-Galaxia in Belgium. This summer, she took part in the first ever online Interactive Space Program (ISP) with the International Space University. She has also been recently accepted onto the Space Studies Program with the International Space University. Aoife would like to share how she became passionate about space, her journey so far, her experience with the ESA course and the International Space University, as well as how she intends to continue pursuing a career in the space sector.
Dr Sophie Murray is a Technical Officer at DIAS Dunsink Observatory. Following an undergraduate degree in astrophysics and a masters degree in space science she completed her PhD in solar physics at Trinity College Dublin. Sophie worked for a number of years at the Met Office the UK’s national weather service. There she worked with scientists, forecasters, policy makers, and industry partners to develop new products for space weather forecasting. She returned to Trinity to work as a Research Fellow in the area of space weather, as well as undertaking undergraduate teaching in physics. In her current role Sophie support research activities across the entire DIAS Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, and organises education and public engagement activities at Dunsink Observatory.