Dublin is Open for Exploration of the Universe

Professor LUKE DRURY, Director of the School of Cosmic Physics, commenced a three-year term as Chair of the European Space Agency’s Astronomy Working Group in 2014. He is currently President of the Royal Irish Academy.

Here he talks to Mark Finnegan about forthcoming events at Dunsink Observatory.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, with 20 member states. ESA’s Astronomy Working Group (AWG) provides scientific advice mainly to the Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC). The Chair of the working group is also a member of the SSAC.

Professor Drury is a member of the Council of the Institute and Director of the School of Cosmic Physics. He is Senior Professor and Head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section within the School.

Duration: 12'02" DATE: June 22, 2015
Interviewer:Mark Finnegan
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Professor Luke Drury
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:Observatory, Space Exploration, ET, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dunsink, Observatories
LocationThe Universe Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20150622_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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