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Quake Shake: New programme encourages people to get involved in monitoring earthquakes

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and Geological Survey Ireland are encouraging the next wave of ‘citizen seismologists’ through a new programme – Quake Shake – which was launched on 05 December 2023. Seismology is the study of… Read More

DIAS announces programme for Samhain agus Science festival 2023

Things that go bump in the night: bats, dark energy and worlds beyond our own at Samhain agus Science 2023 How can the unique biology of bats help us solve some of the greatest challenges that humans face… Read More

Samhain agus Science 2023

Samhain agus Science, now in its 6th year, is an annual initiative of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies taking place each year during Halloween. From spooky science to the mysteries of the Celtic festival of Samhain, DIAS… Read More

To the moon and back – DIAS punching above its weight with involvement in international space missions

As the pioneer of space research in Ireland, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has today (11.10.23) released updates on six major space missions, in which the Institute is currently involved in, marking the end of Space… Read More

Capturing the night sky: DIAS Reach for the Stars 2023 Results

‘M51 – A Galactic Dance’ and ‘Ghost Ship’ have been selected as the 2023 winning images in the ‘Reach for the Stars’ astrophotography competition, run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Taking the first prize in the… Read More

Irish scientists discover why Ireland has fewer earthquakes than Britain

Earthquake traces

(08.06.2023) A team of researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the University of Cambridge has discovered that variations in the thickness of tectonic plates relate directly to the distribution and risk of earthquakes in… Read More

Taoiseach launches strategic North-South astronomy partnership

A new collaboration between three historic observatories on the island of Ireland was officially launched at a reception attended by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, held at the House of Lords, Bank of Ireland College Green on Friday,… Read More

Calling all stargazers: DIAS launches astrophotography competition for 2023

‘Reach for the Stars’, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) astrophotography competition, has returned for the third year running and is calling on Ireland’s budding astro-photographers to submit their images. The competition, which opened for entries today… Read More

DIAS reflects on significant milestones of 2022

Ground-breaking images of space, unlocking the secrets of 7th century Ireland, and the country’s first underground seismic station The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is reflecting on a successful year for the organisation, which included a number… Read More

Samhain agus Science 2022 Line Up

From pagan astronomers to Medieval fantasy, DIAS reveals line-up for 2022 Samhain agus Science Festival Life on other planets, what the ancient pagan astronomers of Ireland taught us, and the food and fantasies of Medieval Ireland are just… Read More