Location :
Dunsink Observatory ,
Dunsink Lane,
Dublin 15, D15 XR2R.

Tel: +353 -(0)1- 4406656
Mobile: +353-(0)87-6294966
GPS: +53°23'12.30", -6°20'10.40"

Further Details


Upcoming Events

Welcome to the 2019/2020 season of Public Visitor Nights and events.

  • Tickets are now sold out for our final visitor nights of the season! Keep an eye on our Eventbrite page for other events throughout the year.
  • The final visitor night of the year has been cancelled due to COVD-19 measures. Please look to Eventbrite for refunds.

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Introduction: DIAS Dunsink Observatory, part of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and integral to the Irish Astronomy Trail, has a long history in the service of science. Research is carried out at Dunsink as part of the programme of research of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section of the School of Cosmic Physics.  Like most older European Observatory buildings it is now also used for residential accomodation, a venue to hire for small meetings and workshops, and for public outreach and citizen science, in particular visitor nights during the winter months.

Dunsink Observatory was recently recognised by the European Physical Society as a site of historical importance, because of the legacy of our most famous director, William Rowan Hamilton.  We are excited to be the first Irish site bestowed with this honour, and look forward to helping young Irish scientists make similar contributions in the future!

Getting Here: Dunsink Observatory is located about 8 kms northwest of Dublin city centre, in the suburb of Castleknock.  Further details on the travel page.
Mobile Phone: +353-(0)87-6294966
GPS location is +53° 23′ 12.30″, -6° 20′ 10.40