Inside the dome visitors will get to experience the wonders of space through interactive exhibits and will learn how space science can benefit us all.
Every day we will host a series of short Soapbox Talks given by talented scientists and engineers from all over Ireland.
At lunch time every day we will host the Sun@One your chance to remotely control a world-famous telescope on the Canary Islands and take pictures of the Sun.
For those of you attending the ASGI meeting in TCD on June 7, there will be a public talk at 5:30pm by Dr. Anna Scaife, a recent ERC awardee, followed by a reception in the Space Expo at 7:00pm.
10. MASTERS DEGREE IN SPACE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: UCD is now offering Ireland's first Masters specialising in Space Science & Technology.
This one-year taught MSc programme has been developed following close consultation with academic and industry experts operating in the sector, and promises to deliver a highly relevant curriculum. Furthermore, students will be assisted in organising a summer practicum with an academic research group, or one of our space science industry placement partners, including EnBio, ESTEC, Astrium, Sensl and Tyndall.
First entry to the course will be in September 2013. For further information please visit our website www.ucd.ie/spacescience <http://www.ucd.ie/spacescience> or contact Deirdre Coffey at UCD directly.
14: SDAS NEWS: John Flannery, Chairman of the South Dublin Astronomical Society, has issued the following (abbreviated slightly: TM).
I am proposing that anyone who is currently on the SDAS mailing list and who wishes to join an astronomy club should join the Irish Astronomical Society. I spoke with their Committee a few times recently and they are delighted to welcome the SDAS into the IAS. They have offered a membership fee of 20 euro which is a reduction on their normal subscription and I am very appreciative of this gesture. The IAS web page is http://irishastrosoc.org/wp/
The IAS have an active membership and a committee structure that will enable much more to be accomplished. They also have a regular newsletter and will continue with the regular monthly meetings that they have shared with the SDAS the last couple of years. IAS meetings will return to their original Dublin city centre venue of Ely House in Ely Place next September.
The SDAS will no longer officially exist as an astronomy club from June 1st but Gonzaga College will host at least two IAS meetings during the year. We also plan to continue with the Ethnea and Michael Commins memorial lecture in Gonzaga and a number of ideas for speakers are being mooted for 2014.