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Culture Night 2014 – Friday 19th September 2014


Culture Night 2014 @ the School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

DIAS, School of Celtic Studies presents demonstrations focusing on the digitisation of Ogham stones and Irish manuscripts. There will also be a display of manuscripts & rare books housed in the School. Times: 18.00-19.30

18.00 – 18.15: Exploring Irish Manuscripts – demonstration of Irish Scripts on Screen project.
18.15 – 18.30: Ogham in 3D demonstration.
18.30 – 18.50: Tea & coffee/casual forum & interaction.

This schedule will be repeated 18.50 – 19.30.

Culture Night 2014 @ Dunsink Observatory, Castleknock, Dublin 15 (map)

Dunsink Observatory is joining in the celebrations of Culture Night on Friday 19th September 2014. Visit Dublin’s historical observatory and the home of Ireland’s greatest mathematician and scientist, William Rowan Hamilton. See the magnificent Victorian engineering of the South telescope and dome, built by Grubb of Dublin.

The Observatory will be open from 5:00pm to 11:00pm and during the evening, visitors will be able to view the historic observatory buildings, which were once the home of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, world renowned mathematician and scientist. Visitors will also be able to see the historic telescope and hear the remarkable story of the Dublin company that became one of the greatest telescope makers in the World.

The evening will kick off  at 5pm with a fun family-friendly workshop. This workshop is suitable for children aged five years old to nine years old  and children must be accompanied by an adult. Time duration of the workshop is approximately one hour and places are limited.  For the adults talks will be given by astronomers on on major areas of astronomical interest.
Booking required for talks and childrens workshop, tickets available

Timeline for Culture Night 2014 at Dunsink Observatory:

  • 5pm –Childrens workshop “Action Comet”  by Deirdre Kellegan (IFAS)

    Abstract: Action Comet is a workshop about comets and their features. Participants will learn about comets by both  drawing and making their own models. In addition  Action Comet will bring an appreciation of the European Space Agency’s  Rosetta mission to comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA will attempt to land a probe called Philae on this unusual comet later this year –  an unprecedented extraordinary space adventure. !!

  • 7pm – “Origin and Highlights of the Solar System” by Dr. Masha Chernyakova (DCU/DIAS)

    Abstract: A journey through the Solar System pointing out it’s Origin and it’s Highlights.

  • 9pm – “What are Shooting Stars?” by  Michael O’Connell (IFAS)

    Abstract: This talks explain in simple terms what shooting stars are, where they
    come from and what we can learn from studying them. Michael will have
    samples of meteorites with him on display at the event.

E-tickets for the workshop and talks must be obtained on or before September 12th

Is í An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i gcomhar le Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath agus Iontaobhas Cultúrtha Bharra an Teampaill a d’eagraigh Oíche Chultúir duit.

 Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust.