DIAS Dunsink Observatory - Open House Dublin 2024

DIAS Dunsink Observatory

Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock, Dublin

Dates & Times
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • 10am – 10.45am
  • 11am – 11.45am
  • 12pm – 12.45pm
Tour type
  • Building Tour
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Talks & Debates

DIAS Dunsink Observatory (dunsink.dias.ie) has been a centre for astronomical research and public engagement in Ireland since its foundation in 1785. We will open the doors to the public to explore the rooms of the main Observatory House as well as the 19th Century South Dome. Researchers from our Astronomy and Astrophysics Section will tell visitors about the history of the Observatory, as well as its modern day research activities and visitors will learn about the architecture of the building.

Meeting point at the Front Gate
Pre-book only and bookings opens 14th September

Accessibility Information

Assistance dogs welcome. The building is not accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Photography Credit
© Luis Alberto Canizares (phot0s 1 and 3) and Christopher Burger-Scheidlin (photo 2)


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