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Science Week 2017 Press Release

Press Release

Thursday 9th November 2017

DIAS School of Cosmic Physics announce programme of events for Science Week 2017


Space, telescopes, meteors earthquakes and other geohazards will form part of the exciting line-up of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) School of Cosmic Physics 2017 Science Week programme.

Science Week takes place nationwide from 12th to 19th November and the DIAS School of Cosmic Physics is offering a schedule of free interactive events and outreach activities led by their researchers.

Events and activities taking place at DIAS School of Cosmic Physics during Science Week include:

·         ‘Space and Telescopes of the Future’ a public talk by space enthusiast and radio broadcaster, Seanie Morris at Dunsink Observatory, Castleknock, Dublin 15, Sunday 12th November 2017 at 7.30pm: https://www.dias.ie/2017/11/06/science-week-at-dunsink-observatory/

  • Daily talks on meteors and space travel, by Dr Jonathan Mackey and other DIAS Researchers for primary and secondary school students at Dunsink Observatory.
  • Talks on meteors for groups from the Irish Girl Guides and secondary school students from DIAS, Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD Candidate, Sam Green at Dunsink Observatory.

All of the public events will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and members of the public are encouraged to book early.

Announcing details of their Science Week programme today, Dr Eucharia Meehan, Director of DIAS, said: “We’re delighted to announce our programme of events for this year’s Science Week.

“Science Week is an ideal opportunity for the public to engage with the work of our researchers  and this year we have some exciting talks from researchers in the School of Cosmic Physics.

“We would encourage anyone with a curiosity about science, space and the natural world to explore with the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies this Science Week.”




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Notes to Editors:

DIAS was founded by Éamon de Valera in 1940 as a research centre focused on three disciplines: Celtic Studies, Theoretical Physics and Cosmic Physics.  In addition to conducting and publishing research, the organisation runs the Dunsink Observatory and coordinates a number of national initiatives on behalf of government.  Further information is available at www.dias.ie.

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