Situated on the North side of Dublin, Dunsink Observatory has a wonderful history of astronomical exploration going back centuries. These days it is run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and they have teamed up with amateur astronomers from the IAA, IAS and IFAS to bring you a day of astronomy talks, tours and entertainment, all for free!
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For those wishing to visit the "Images of Starlight" exhibition beforehand (see below), the National Botanic Gardens is here.....
This major event is being arranged jointly by the IAA and other Irish amateur astronomy groups at Dunsink Observatory, Castleknock, Dublin.
13.00 Gates/Doors open: Solar observing if clear.
14.00 Welcome & opening remarks
14.15 Talk: John Flannery (IAS/IFAS) HISTORY of Irish Astronomy culminating in DUNSINK OBSERVATORY:
15.00 - 15.45: Talk: Emmet Mordaunt, (MAC): "Galileo: Hero or Heretic"