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Public Lecture

"There is nothing amateur about Science"

By David Grennan of Raheny Observatory.

August 14th 2017
Venue: Physics Building Trinity College Dublin

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About the Lecture

In this lecture David Grennan will outline all the ways that the public contribute to science. This is commonly now known as "Citizen Science" and we all can get involved. Particularily in astronomy the distances are so vast with billions of stellar objects scattered through an ever expanding universe any assistance from any source in discovering and mapping is regarded as invaluable.

David sees the term "amateur" as being, probably not meant deliberately, nevertheless belittling of what astronomers like him achieve. It does not describe properly the efforts and the accuracy of the science that he gives all his spare time to.



About the Lecturer

Cr: Late Late show appearance by David Grennan

David Grennan has built an observatory in his back garden in Raheny in Dublin. He has discovered numerous supernovas, the first named 212ej by the International Astronomical Union, back in 2010. His main passion however is asteroids and he is an avid asteroid hunter having discovered his first back in 2008.




After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard and we encourage all of you to come along for a chat.
All are welcome to attend and free food will be kindly provided by The Lombard.

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A prize draw will be held after the lecture.


Booking Information

Date Monday 14th August
Subject to change - please check back later
Time 8:00p.m.

Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin.
There is an entrance on Lincoln Place (not far from the Merrion Square end of TCD). If you get the DART or bus to Pearse St, or drive. Use the Science Gallery entrance on Pearse Street (near the corner with Westland Row) There are maps here:  Here

Parking: Mark Street , Marks Lane , Lombard St. East .

Free Parking on the above streets after 7pm
Click HERE for a building map of Trinity College campus
Click HERE for Map of area

Admission €10 (€5 Astronomy Ireland members and concessions)
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Acknowledgment: Astronomy Ireland would like to thank the TCD Astrophysics Research Group for hosting AI public lectures in Trinity College Dublin.

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