Our Public Open Nights for the season have now finished. A big thank you to the IAS and all of our volunteer speakers and helpers during the season.
- Summer Primary Teacher CPD Courses: “Junior Rockets @ Dunsink Observatory,” ESERO Ireland/DPSM Summer Course, 1-5 July.
Book via the Blackrock Castle Observatory webpage here.
Look out for upcoming events on our Eventbrite listings here.
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 public open 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