This podcast for the 365 Days of Astronomy details how BCO and the National Space Centre plan to convert a defunct 32 meter radio dish into a fully functioning radio telescope on a very limited budget!
Colm Ryan is a science and space enthusiast from Cork, Ireland. He is a founder member of Cork Skeptics, a local organisation dedicated to the promotion of science and critical thinking in the Cork area.
Niall Smith is a founder member of Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork. He is presently the Head of Research at Cork Institute of Technology and chair of the Institute’s Research & Development Committee. Niall has a PhD in astrophysics from University College Dublin. He has maintained an active research group that develops new techniques to support research into surveys for extrasolar planets and surveys of quasars.