Entries by Peter Gallagher

New radio telescope in Birr detects huge solar storms

Dublin, Thursday September 13th, 2017 – The past two weeks have been nothing but stormy for the Sun, and the recently installed LOFAR radio telescope in Birr has been key to helping scientists keep an eye on weather conditions on our stormy stellar neighbour and to forecasting its effects here on Earth. On September 3, […]

Ireland to join leading international astronomy collaboration

Department signs funding agreement to enable Ireland to join Telescope collaboration  Membership will benefit researchers across a broad area of science and technology [from Astrophysics to ICT]  Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, announced that Ireland will join the International LOFAR Telescope collaboration. The Minister was speaking at […]

Trucking for Science – from the Netherlands with LOFAR

Our extra-terrestrial trucker, Dr Ryan Milligan, made the first collections of parts for the Irish LOFAR telescope from the Netherlands this week. Here he tells us about his astronomical haul from the Netherlands to Birr, Co. Offaly in the Irish Midlands. When else would a PhD in astrophysics and a truck driving licence be of […]