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Monthly Public Lecture

Our friends at Cork Astronomy club will be hosting their next public lecture on Monday, May 20th 2024

 “VERA C. RUBIN OBSERVATORY: A BIG DATA MACHINE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”

EVENT DETAILS

Perched on a barren mountaintop in the arid Chilean desert region of Coquimbo, the Vera C Rubin Observatory is a state-of-the-art telescope connected to the world’s largest camera, set to change our understanding of astronomy.  And it will offer opportunities to citizen scientists. William O’Mullane is its data management project manager. With family connections in County Cork, he will be visiting here in May, and has kindly offered to give this lecture, which is extra to our normal programme.

Date:Monday, May 20th 2024
Time: 8pm sharp -9:45pm. Please arrive a few minutes early
Location: UCC Ashley Cummins Building at University College Cork

Further details and directions to venue available here.

 

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"Impressive historical & astronomy science centre"
Really interesting visit to the observatory. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable about the history of the building and gave a very interesting talk about the night sky.