The sky is deep, the sky is dark

3 November, 2009

When we went to Dunsink Observatory, the astronomers there were keen to get us involved. “Come to Sandymount Strand next Friday” they enthused. The Irish Astronomical Society holds a public observing night there every month during the winter, where passers-by are invited to take a look through the telescopes.

Nerds on The Edge.

Imagine, in the background, the sounds of the waves against the shore and the gentle murmur of happy nerds.

If you are not in touch with your inner geek, you might not want to stop on a chilly Friday night to get lost in the detail of our moon, doomed Betelgeuse and the Orion Nebula, the pink-and-blue double star Albireo in Cygnus, Jupiter and the four once-controversial Galilean moons, or the considerably-more-than-seven stars in the Pleiades. But, it turns out, most people are 🙂


One comment

  1. Ah – Betelgeuse. Always makes me think of Guildford for some reason.

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