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.
|Centre for Astronomy, School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.|
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