Hundreds of events are getting underway around the country as part of Science Week 2017.

The annual festival of learning and discovery provides people across the country with the opportunity to ask questions, explore science in their everyday lives and find out how science explains the world around us.

As part of this year's Science Week people are being asked to ask questions on social media about the world around them using the hashtag #StopAndAsk.

The organisers of Science Week 2017, Science Foundation Ireland, as well as its partners and the science community, will aim to answer the best questions throughout the week.

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"Science Week is a brilliant opportunity to explore the world of science and technology that surrounds us all, and is playing an increasing role in our lives," said Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy and Communications at SFI. 

She added: "Science helps us to ask and answer the questions, solve the problems and to consider what is next.

"This Science Week, we want as many people as possible to get involved and ask the questions that matter to them - the questions that have always made them curious!"

Science Week runs from today until next Sunday.

As part of Science Week, RTÉ will be broadcasting a series of science and technology focused programmes and items across its multiple platforms.

'Weather Live' presented by Met Éireann - will air on RTÉ One from Wednesday through to Friday.

'Will a Robot Steal My Job' presented by Anne-Marie Tomchak - will be broadcast on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9:35pm.

Full details of all the events happening in your area are available at http://www.sfi.ie/events/