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Photos from DIAS School of Cosmic Physics Statutory Public Lecture 2017 (19th October 2017)

“Brave new worlds: the planets in our galaxy” by Professor Giovanna Tinetti, University College London  (abstract)

RTE documentary on LOFAR – Thursday 19th October

Tonight RTE 1 screens a documentary on how Ireland built part the largest radio telescope in the World. LOFAR (The Low-Frequency Array) is an international effort to study the Universe at the lowest radio frequencies, straddling either side… Read More

Ireland to Join the European Southern Observatory

DIAS welcomes the wonderful news that Ireland will join the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It means Irish astronomers will now have access to world-class observing facilities and Irish companies will be involved in building the biggest telescope on… Read More

Dunsink Observatory Public Open Night – Maths Week 2017

Speaker: Dr Samuel Kováčik, Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow funded by the Irish Research Council and based in the School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS. Title of Talk: Sir Hamilton and the story of making things up   (Sir William… Read More

CTA Public Event in Dunsink Observatory

Public Open Night Wednesday October 11th Two talks on the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Gates open at 7:00 pm Book here Dr Masha Chernyakova: New frontiers in science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Abstract: The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA),… Read More

Annual Hamilton Walk – 16th October 2017

The Annual Hamilton Walk, in association with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Maynooth University, will take place during Maths Week Ireland on Monday 16th October starting from Dunsink Observatory. Advance Booking is essential for this event. More… Read More

Photo of MIRI Group Meeting – September 2017

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is due for launch in 2018 and DIAS convened the team working on one of its major instruments MIRI in Dublin (13th to 15th September) to finalize their plans for using the… Read More

Dr Jonathan Mackey

JONATHAN MACKEY studied Physics and Applied Maths at NUI Galway, going on to do a Masters degree at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston. He studied for his PhD at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) from… Read More

DIAS Scholar wins 2017 Earnshaw Medal

Congratulations to Anton Feeney-Johansson on being awarded the Earnshaw medal for best undergraduate physics thesis in Ireland for 2017. Anton carried out his undergraduate project at the school of Cosmic Physics in DIAS and was mentored by Irish… Read More

Dunsink Observatory – Culture Night 2017

Dunsink Observatory is joining in the celebrations of Culture Night on Friday 22nd September 2017. Address : Dunsink Lane,     Castleknock,  D15 (location) Phone   : 087- 6294966 The Observatory will be open from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and during… Read More