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M7.4 Indonesia earthquake and tsunami, 28th September 2018

A powerful earthquake with magnitude 7.4 occurred on the 28th September 2018 at 10:02:44 UTC in Indonesia, Sulawesi Island, about 75km north of the city Palu. The earthquake triggered a tsunami and Palu was hit by waves up… Read More

M6.6 Hokkaido Japan earthquake, 5th September 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 6.6 occurred in Hokkaido, Japan on the 5th September 2018 at 18:08:00 UTC. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

Anders Ahlqvist (1945-2018)

Is oth linn a chur in iúl gur cailleadh gan choinne an tOllamh Anders Ahlqvist, Cathaoirleach Bhord Rialúcháin Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh inné. Comhbhrón ó chroí uainn dá bhean, dá mhac agus dá mhuintir. We regret to announce… Read More

M7.3 Venezuela earthquake, 21st August 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 7.3 occurred near the coast of Venezuela on the 21st August 2018 at 21:31:42 UTC. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

M8.2 Fiji Region, 19th August 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 8.2 occurred in Fiji on the 19th August 2018 at 00:20 UTC. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

M6.9 Lombok Region, Indonesia, 5th August 2018

An earthquake with magnitude 6.9 occurred in the Lombok Region of Indonesia on the 5th August 2018 at 11:46 UTC. For more details please see this post on the INSN homepage.

30th July 2018: Minister John Halligan unveils plaque to commemorate ‘telescope-maker extraordinaire’, Thomas Grubb

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research and Development, has today (30.07.18) unveiled a plaque to commemorate the contribution of Thomas Grubb to astronomy in Ireland and worldwide. In the 1830s, Thomas Grubb pioneered… Read More

20th July 2018: Visit to DIAS by H.E. Mr. Miguel Malfavón, Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland

His Excellency Mr. Miguel Malfavón, Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland, visited DIAS on Friday 20th July and met with Dr Eucharia Meehan (Registrar and CEO of DIAS) and Professor Denjoe O’Connor (Senior Professor in the School of Theoretical… Read More

19th July 2018: Moon Cycle to DIAS Dunsink Observatory as part of Festival of Curiosity

The ‘Moon Cycle’ took place last night (19.07.18) as part of the Festival of Curiosity.  DIAS Dunsink Observatory was established in 1785, and has been part of DIAS since 1947.  It now functions primarily as an outreach centre… Read More

23rd June 2018: Dunsink Observatory designated Ireland’s first European site of historical significance

Dunsink Observatory, part of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), sealed its status as one of Ireland’s most important scientific sites today (23.06.18), when it was recognised by the European Physical Society as a “site of historical… Read More