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Dunsink Observatory – Culture Night 2017

Dunsink Observatory is joining in the celebrations of Culture Night on Friday 22nd September 2017.

Address : Dunsink Lane,     Castleknock,  D15 (location)
Phone   : 087- 6294966

The Observatory will be open from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and during the evening, visitors will be able to view the historic observatory building, which were once the home of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, world renowned mathematician and scientist.

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.

There will be two talks given by astronomers from DIAS, and  advance booking is essential  for these talks.

The talks  are not suitable for children under 12.

Time: 7:30 pm
Title: Winds On Earth, The Sun, And Other Stars

    
    

Time: 9:30 pm
Title: Imaging Stars And Searching For Exoplanets At Radio Wavelengths
Speaker: Dr Eamonn O’Gorman