National Space Centre is inviting proposals to re-purpose the 32m C Band Antenna at Elfordstown. OUTLINE This is the largest antenna in the country and would cost in excess of €10m to built today. It was originally constructed in 1984 to take transatlantic telephone traffic from … [Read more...] about 32m Dish – Call for proposals
National Space Centre has partnered with Blackrock Castle Observatory and Cork Institute of Technology to make its biggest dish, the 32m Antenna, available for education. The 32m Antenna has been recomissioned for use as a deep space radio astronomy facility. Feeds from the radio telescope are … [Read more...] about Outreach
With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year from the Management and Staff at National Space Centre … [Read more...] about Beannachtai Na Nollag
Monday 14 November, 2011 :: Winner of the Name the Big Dish Competition organised by Blackrock Castle Observatory, second year student Rebecca Cantwell of Regina Mundi College, Cork, switched on the newly named CORY, counted down by Space Shuttle Endeavour Pilot and NASA Astronaut Greg Johnson and … [Read more...] about Hello Universe!
Our Big-Dish partners, Blackrock Castle Observatory are running a competition open to all schools and students in Ireland, and need YOU to name the Big Dish! The huge 32 metre satellite dish is starting a new life as a Deep Space Radio Telescope at Ireland’s National Space Centre. The dish will … [Read more...] about Name the Big Dish Competition
9 May 2011 :: Today at Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton, Co Cork, Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, announced a partnership between National Space Centre and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) which will see a huge 32metre satellite dish start a new life as a Deep Space … [Read more...] about 32m Dish To Get New Life As Deep Space Radio Telescope