Looking at the stars in Glendalough

Bray People - - NEWS -

A LARGE num­ber of peo­ple who made the jour­ney to Glendalough last Satur­day weren’t in­ter­ested in the beau­ti­ful scenery that sur­rounded them, just the stars above them!

The star-gaz­ing evening or­gan­ised by the Ir­ish Astro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety at­tracted vis­i­tors from around Co Wick­low and fur­ther afield who all came to stare into the night sky with pow­er­ful tele­scopes.

The evening with a talk by Deirdre Kel­leghan of the Ir­ish Astro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety on the Cassini-Huy­gens Mis­sion to Saturn and her moons in the Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre at the Up­per Lake, Glendalough.

It was fol­lowed with a close look at Saturn and her moons, thanks to mem­bers of the Ir­ish Astro­nom­i­cal who had pow­er­ful tele­scopes set up for every­one to use.

TOP RIGHT: Eoin and Niall fin­negan at the Stargaz­ing night in Glendalough.

RIGHT: Pa­trick Wynne and Martin Va­c­houski with their tele­scope at the Stargaz­ing night.

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