The Trinity Space Society (TSS) would like to invite you to watch the maiden flight of the Trinity Spacecraft Danu, Spáslong Tríonóide (ST) Danu. The ST Danu, constructed by the TSS Rocketry Team, pictured below, in February and named after the Irish goddess of knowledge and wisdom will be launched in Birr, Co.Offaly on the Saturday 7th October at 12pm . The ST Danu will be launched against a rocket built by University College Cork (UCC) who will also be in attendance. The launch will be done in association with and under the guidance of Colin Fitzsimons from the Irish Rocketry Society.
Following the launch there will be a tour of the brand new Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) Radio Telescope constructed over the summer in Birr Castle. LOFAR is one of the most advanced astrophysics telescopes in the world, observing the universe at radio frequencies in unprecedented detail. As well as a visit to the Leviathan Telescope, which was the largest telescope in the world from 1845 till 1917 and discovered the spiral nature of the M51 nebula, now known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. Along with the Leviathan tour there will also be access to the Birr Castle gardens and science gallery. The combined tours will cost an additional €7.
This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, just click the attending button on the Facebook event page so we can be sure of exact numbers. Continuing updates may be found on our social media accounts; Facebook: Trinity Space Society and Twitter: TrinitySpace