Dublin as a capital city and Ireland as an innovative country with a long and proud history in scientific developments is long overdue a National educational science centre and planetarium. I have been to such facilities in many cities around the world and the excitement and motivation on the faces of young and old alike who visit them is plain to see and the benefits to society in terms of young students becoming interested in science as a career and in the general public engaging and understanding science are immense. We need such a centre now more than ever. The Irish government have plans to build a National Children’s Science Centre in Dublin. The plans have suffered delays in recent years and are in danger of being shelved or cancelled. We cannot let this happen – Please show your support for the NCSC by going to the NCSC’s website. I for one can’t wait!!