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Night Sky Guide – April 2023

Welcome to our monthly guide to the night sky! We are posting a monthly list of astronomical activities to keep an eye out for in the night sky.  Thursday 6th April  – Full moon at 5.34 am. Sunday… Read More

Night Sky Guide – March 2023

Welcome to our monthly guide to the night sky! We are posting a monthly list of astronomical activities to keep an eye out for in the night sky.  Wednesday 1st March  – Venus and Jupiter, two of the… Read More

Night Sky Guide – February 2023

Welcome to our monthly guide to the night sky! We are posting a monthly list of astronomical activities to keep an eye out for in the night sky. This month we have more planets to watch out for… Read More

Night Sky Guide – January 2023

Welcome to our new monthly guide to the night sky! We will be posting a monthly list of astronomical activities to keep an eye out for in the night sky. So let’s jump in! Tuesday 3rd January  –… Read More

Watch the Red Planet go behind the Moon on Thursday 8th December

Many thanks to our colleague John Flannery for providing the below information on what to watch out for in the skies this month! John is a long-time amateur astronomer with an interest in the history and lore of the sky…. Read More

Science Week in DIAS Dunsink Observatory

Science week was a busy one for us this year. The first exciting thing this week was completely unexpected when we found a solar projection on the wall in one of our offices. This was caused by a… Read More

Space week with Dr. Pete Warden

On Friday 7th October we were honored to have Dr. Pete Warden, Chairman of the Breakthrough Foundation and former director of Nasa Ames, in DIAS Dunsink Observatory to give a public lecture for Space Week. The talk was… Read More

Culture Night 2022

On Friday September 23rd we celebrated Culture Night 2022 at DIAS Dunsink Observatory. This was our first visitor night since the Covid-19 pandemic started in March 2020. It was a joy to have so many people visit and… Read More

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Caitríona Jackman

On Thursday, September 8th 2022, we celebrated the inaugural lecture of Prof. Caitríona Jackman at DIAS Dunsink Observatory. We were honored to have government representatives, representatives from funding bodies including SFI and IRC, colleagues from universities across Ireland, … Read More

August 2022 Sky Notes

Celestial fireworks dash across the sky this month when one of the best annual meteor showers, the Perseids, peak on the night of August 12/13th.  Unfortunately, the display must contend with a full moon on the same date… Read More