RTÉ Player is set to go science mad from 13-20 November with a diverse range of science-themed programming in association with Science Foundation Ireland. 

Here are the best bits. 

RTE PLAYER DOC HUB - Science Week Collection 

A collection of the best RTÉ documentaries to mark Science Week featuring Mark Pollock - Unbreakable, Henry Shefflin - Winning, Joe Brolly - Perfect Match, Sugar Crash, Áine Lawlor: Facing Cancer, Tested on Humans, Eureka!-The Big Bang Query and many more.

New docs include, Hacked looking at the growth of cyber-crime, Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data?, about big data and the third instalment of Making Ireland Click authored by David Puttnam. Nationwide will mark Science Week with a special programme featuring three science-themed reports. Ladies of Science, a new drama documentary, set in Ireland, tells the true story of Lady Mary Rosse and Mary Ward, who had a passion for science and technology.

NEW SERIES  - 10 Things to Know About​​​​​​​ 

The series returns to showcase the weird and wonderful Irish science behind aspects of modern life. The first episode, Staying Young, looks at how Irish science strives to help us stay healthy for longer. RCSI’s Prof Fergal O’Brien studies children’s bones for a cure to osteoporosis, DCU’s Prof Oliver Dolly develops a variant of Botox to treat chronic pain and UCD’s Prof Emma Teeling finds out why bats don’t age.

RTÉ PLAYER: Kids Science Zone

For younger viewers, ‘Phil the Science Guy’ will make an appearance in a new RTÉjr series, POP Goes The Weekend, starts Saturday 19th November and Swipe TV will feature a range of science-themed content throughout the week.

RTÉ Player Exclusive: Science and Me

Rick O’Shea presents this online-only interview series with Mark Pollock, Áine Lawlor, Dara Ó'Briain, Mashable UK editor Anne-Marie Tomchak and Author of the ‘Winner Effect’ Professor Ian Robertson (recently featured on Henry Shefflin: Winning).

RTÉ Player Exclusive: Weather

8 exclusive reports from the RTÉ Weather team explaining the science behind key elements of Ireland’s meteorological make-up

  • What are Highs, Lows, Fronts, Jet Streams?
  • Measuring the Weather – observations from land, sea, air and space
  • The weather charts explained
  • Climate of Ireland and severe weather in Ireland
  • Severe weather and seasonal rains around the world
  • How do we forecast the weather?
  • Specialist forecasts for Aviation and Marine and Farming

                                 Catch all the best Science Week action here on the RTÉ Player