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September 2019

Eight Years to the Moon

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Irish Astronomical Society and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, along with Belvedere College, SJ, are delighted to present a FREE lecture on Tuesday, September 10th in Belvedere College, Dublin by renowned US-based space science writer Nancy…

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Launch- Irish manuscripts of the Irish College in Leuven

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The launch of the Online Access via ISOS, to the Irish manuscripts of the Irish College in Leuven, now held in the Royal Library of Belgium. This is a co-operative project between KU Leuven, the Royal Library of…

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Culture Night – Earthquakes and other Geohazards

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Merrion Square, 5 Merrion Square
Dublin, Ireland
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Despite its lack of large earthquakes, Ireland holds a special place in the history of Earthquake studies thanks to the pioneering work of Robert Mallet in the mid-19th century. Come see the past and present of live earthquake…

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Culture Night – Medieval and early modern Irish satire

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Burlington Road

If there is a constant in any culture, it is that we like to make fun of ourselves and of others, but how did people in medieval Ireland make fun of each other? In two short, interactive workshops…

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Culture Night – Dunsink Observatory

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dunsink Observatory

DIAS Dunsink 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…

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October 2019

The early work of Erwin Schrödinger – Dublin Fesitval of History

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Road

Professor Tony Dorlas will describe some early contributions by Schrödinger, explain about quantum theory before quantum mechanics, and colour vision.

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CANCELLED-DIAS Dunsink Observatory Open night

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dunsink Observatory

Important: Due to the severe weather warning currently in place for this evening, this event has been cancelled. As part of the Dublin Festival of History, join us at Dunsink for a night-long celebration of space — from…

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The thoughts of Hamilton and Schrödinger that stood the test of time. – Dublin Festival of History

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Road

Luuk Coopmans will delve into the scientific breakthroughs that drive the technology sector today, which could not have become reality without the efforts of some brilliant minds. In this historical lecture he will describe the original thoughts of…

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DIAS – 50 Years as Space Research Pioneers – Dublin Festival of History

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Burlington Road

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, Professor Tom Ray of DIAS School of Astronomy and Astrophysics will lead a panel discussion on DIAS' involvement in space research, and its notable associations with the Apollo 11 and…

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Annual Hamilton Walk @ DIAS Dunsink Observatory

October 16

Booking is required with Fiacre Ó Cairbre at (01) 708 3763. The walk commemorates Sir William Rowan Hamilton’s famous creation of a strange new number system, called Quaternions, on the banks of the Royal Canal in Dublin on…

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