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Culture Night 2014 – Friday 19th September 2014

The Schools of Celtic Studies and Cosmic Physics participated in Culture Night recently.

Visitors to the School of Celtic Studies viewed the School’s publications as well as some of their rare books and manuscripts. There was a demonstration of the Irish Scripts on Screen (ISOS) project and of the Ogham in 3D projects and visitors viewed recently scanned 3D digital models of ogham stones.

Over 150 people visited Dunsink Observatory to view the historic observatory buildings, which were once the home of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, world renowned mathematician and scientist. They also viewed the magnificent Victorian engineering of the South telescope and dome, and heard the remarkable story of the Dublin company, Grubb Telescope Company, that became one of the greatest telescope makers in the world. There was a workshop for children on comets and participants learned about the European Space Agency‘s Rosetta mission to comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko later this year. The talks for adults focused on the origins of the Solar System and shooting stars. Visitors also viewed samples of meteorites which the IFAS had on display for the evening.

Is í An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i gcomhar le Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath agus Iontaobhas Cultúrtha Bharra an Teampaill a d’eagraigh Oíche Chultúir duit.

 Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust.