Baking in Space 2020

Event: Booking Required

Date: November 14th - 7pm


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Space champion, Dr. Niamh Shaw and Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth will bring you on a journey from Earth to the Moon and back, with demos and bakes directly to your kitchens!

Joined by special guests, Helen Sharman, the UK’s first Astronaut, local Irish researchers and representatives from the European Space Agency, together we will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keep astronauts alive in space.

‘Baking In Space’ is suitable for a general family audience, age 8+.


Get involved!

In the days running up to Science Week Ireland (08-15 November), watch our ‘Bake to the Future’ video series. Niamh and Andrew will share some great space foodie facts and set some challenges for you to try at home.

Share photos of your creations with us on social media. Remember to tag #BakingInSpace & #WexSci2020.

Enter our ‘Honeycomb Moon’ competition with a chance to win some brilliant prizes. The competition will launch on 20 October and for more information, be sure to follow us on Facebook!


About your hosts

Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth is an aerospace engineer, baker and presenter. As a finalist on the Great British Bake Off in 2016, he grew a firm following for his outrageously engineered creations. Since leaving the tent, he’s presented a live cooking segment on ITV’s Lorraine, appeared as an expert contributor on shows for Discovery Science and the BBC, and even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William. He currently divides his time between researching Future Aircraft at Rolls-Royce, teaching patisserie classes and presenting his “bakineering” live shows around the UK and Ireland.





Dr. Niamh Shaw

Dr. Niamh Shaw is passionate about people and curiosity, and all things space. A polymath with 2 degrees in engineering, a PhD in science and almost 20 years of performance & writing experience, she has been providing events for the general public at Science Week Ireland since 2014. On a mission to be writer-in-residence at the International Space Station, Niamh wants to connect with a wider global community using space stories to highlight sustainability issues and responsible behaviour as Earth citizens.

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