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Visitor Night at DIAS Dunsink Observatory

December 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note that this event is being run with the Irish Astronomical Society (IAS) and will include a 45 minute talk from the EIRSAT-1 team from UCD. This longer lecture may not be as enjoyable for younger children as our standard visitor nights which will return on the 11th of January. 

Join us at Dunsink Observatory for a night-long celebration of space — from Ireland’s rich and colourful history of exploring the universe, to our role in making future discoveries beyond our atmosphere.

Throughout the night we’ll have talks, conversation, demonstrations and, weather permitting, some stargazing — all in the historic surroundings of Dunsink Observatory. Meet the scientists at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) who are expanding our understanding of the universe, the Dunsink team who care for the history and future of the observatory, and the community of astronomers and space fans who help make Dunsink one of the most important sites for space exploration in Ireland.

Thank you for your donation supporting the running of Visitor Nights at Dunsink Observatory.