General Information

The youngest public observatory in Ireland, Imbusch Astronomical Observatory was opened in 2004 and is used by students studying Physics and Astronomy at NUI Galway.

The observatory is equipped with a modern computer controlled 16” telescope and camera, and a radio telescope with a hydrogen line spectrometer, which is able to map out and measure the velocity of the sun and the Milky Way. There is also a 10” portable telescope – computer controlled – for visual observations of planets, star clusters, nebulae and other bright objects.

NUI Galway’s Centre for Astronomy (CfA) runs Open Evenings at the Imbusch Observatory on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 during the winter months (October-March). Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance.

CfA members also give Public Lectures on various topics in astronomy at NUI, Galway from 7:30 – 8:30 pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Access and Facilities

Access

Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 during the winter months (October-March). Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance.

Facilities

Parking

Contact

Websitehttp://astro.nuigalway.ie/outreach.php
Emailtara.shanahan@nuigalway.ie
AddressCentre for Astronomy, School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.

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