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Culture Night at Dunsink Observatory – Friday 16th September 2016

dunsink_house Dunsink Observatory is joining in the celebrations of Culture Night on Friday 16th September 2016.

The Observatory will be open from 7:00pm 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.

Sir William Rowan Hamilton

Visitors will also be able to see the historic Grubb telescope and hear the remarkable story of the Dublin company that became one of the greatest telescope makers in the World. Weather permitting, there will be various smaller telescopes on display for star-gazing.

Grubb Telescope
The Grubb telescope in the South Dome

There will be two talks given on astronomical topics including the history of Dunsink Observatory. These are not suitable for children under 12.

Advance booking is required for the talks  – BOOK NOW

No booking is required for visiting the Observatory.

Dunsink Observatory, Castleknock, Dublin 15  –  Directions. Parking available on-site.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs in partnership with regional arts offices, local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland.