Join Dr. Niamh Shaw and members of Midlands Astronomy Club for a tour of the night sky over Birr through telescopes. With clear skies, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters will be visible. This Stargazing event is inspired by Birr’s astronomy heritage from the time of William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800 – 1867) and currently I-LOFAR’s astrophysical observing facility within Birr Castle Demesne.
Exploring Birr Skies is a community project in collaboration with Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr Tidy Towns, Birr Castle Demesne and AstroLands with I-LOFAR, led by Trinity College Dublin. Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme (2017 – 2022) in partnership with Offaly County Council.
Photo credit: D.Kilfeather
Time: 8.30pm - 11:30pm
Genres: Heritage / History / Science
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Townparks, Birr, Co. Offaly
Phone: (057) 912 0336
Venue is Booked Out!