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I-LOFAR, Birr Castle

Astronomy in Birr: Leviathan to I-LOFAR

Online

Free guided video tour and Q&A session

Explore the historic and modern astrophysics research happening in Birr, in the heart of the Irish Midlands.

Join us on a virtual tour to discover the engineering and science behind the 19th century Leviathan telescope, before journeying nearly 200 years into the present day to the 21st century Irish Low Frequency Array (I-LOFAR) radio telescope. Learn about the astronomical discoveries made here at our observatory in Birr Castle Demesne and Ireland’s role in the future of radio astronomy.

The tour will be followed by a live question and answer session with I-LOFAR staff and researchers to answer any queries from attendees on the operation of and discoveries with I-LOFAR.

Suitable for all.

Presented by the Astronomical Midlands team at I-LOFAR, a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Project led by Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with ESERO Ireland.

Time: 5pm - 6pm

Genres: Audio Visual / Science / Tour

Features: Family friendly

Website: http://lofar.ie

Phone: 0868526545

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