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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

A star is born: Irish scientists capture a stellar birth using the James Webb Space Telescope

A team of astronomers led by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have captured one of the most advanced images of a stellar birth ever taken. The research observations, which were led by Tom Ray, Senior Professor… Read More

Ariel Passes Major Milestone

Ariel, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) next-generation mission to observe the chemical make-up of distant extrasolar planets, has passed a major milestone after successfully completing its Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The successful completion of the PDR marks a… 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

Water discovered in rocky planet-forming zone offers clues on habitability

DIAS researchers Prof Tom Ray and Dr Donna Rodgers-Lee are involved in a new study using JWST observations to find water for the first time in the inner disk around a young star with giant planets. Using the… Read More

Irish space scientists develop new project using AI to forecast space weather

Space scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have developed a new project, using artificial intelligence, which will allow them to give faster and more accurate warnings about powerful explosions on the Sun, known as solar… 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

Preparing for lift-off: DIAS scientists contribute to ESA mission to explore Jupiter and its moons

UPDATE 14.04.2023 The mission launch was postponed on Thursday 13 April due to weather conditions but successfully launched from Kourou at lunchtime today. (11.04.2023) A team of three researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have… 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