Following the successful trip to the Observatory earlier in March by the Group we are holding another Open Night for people to come along on March 28th (please note, there is NO open night now on the 20th).
Open Nights are FREE and a map to Dunsink Observatory can be found at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25805353/PDFs/DunsinkObservatoryDirections.pdf
There is a limit of 70 people for this meetup.
Dunsink Observatory is Ireland's oldest scientific institution and was founded in 1785. From here, the time standard for Ireland was set for many years and a number of world-renowned scientists have taken up the post of Director over the last two centuries.
Weather permitting, visitors can view celestial objects through the historic Grubb refractor telescope and some smaller telescopes set up by volunteers. Visitors can also attend audio-visual presentations and lectures on a wide variety of topics in astronomy, including a short talk on the history of Dunsink Observatory. There is also a question and answer session on all your astronomy related queries.
People may need to car pool to get to Dunsink as there is no direct bus service (the nearest stop is on the Navan Road, leaving you will about a 20 minute walk up Dunsink Lane).
Contact me (John Flannery) on[masked] if you need any more information about Open Nights at Dunsink Observatory.