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Explore Ireland's Wonderful Heritage
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vert bar Located just 3 km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses.
NEWS FROM THE GARDENS


Images of Starlight
Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 21st February

An exhibition of Astronomical Images captured by amateur astronomers from all over Ireland will run from Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 21st February This is the first major photographic exhibition by Irish Astroinomers. The night sky has always fascinated people. Recent advances in digital photography have made the imaging of its splendours ever more accessible. This exhibition is a celebration of its wonders and beauty. It includes beautiful photographs taken from back gardens and scenic landscapes throughout the country.
Organised with the Irish Astronomical Society and the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies.
Daily in the Gallery of the Visitor Centre

Latest calender of Events
September 24, 2015
We have a program of over 70 events planned for the next six months including exhibitions, talks, workshops and guided walks.
During Science week (8-15 Nov) we have a series of four talks on popular science topics as well as a day of Physics in the Garden by the Institute of Physics and the Irish Science on Stage team.
This year we will also have a visit of a mobile Planetarium in the Visitor Centre.
Go to the events page here . . . .
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