Dunsink Lane, Dublin 15, D15 XR2R


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Culture Night

September 22, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The eighteenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 22 September 2023.

Join us for a night among the stars and expand your mind with cosmic insights from the astronomers of DIAS Dunsink Observatory! Dunsink is Ireland’s oldest astronomical observatory and was once the home of one of Ireland’s greatest mathematicians, Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Nowadays, DIAS astrophysicists study explosions on the Sun, search for new stars and planets, and search the universe for exotic astronomical objects.

The programme includes a self-guided tour of the 18th century observatory and the Victorian engineering of the South Telescope built by Grubb of Dublin.

Advanced booking is required. Tickets are valid for one-hour tours starting at either 17:30, 19:00, or 20:30.


September 22, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm