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72 inch at Birr

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Hi everyone, I am looking for some history of the 72 inch in Birr. Just a little background to somthing I am writing. Also if anyone knows if it is going to be up and running for Whirlpool ?

Deirdre Kelleghan
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16 years 9 months ago #26453

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Replied by voyager on topic Re: 72 inch at Birr

www.birrcastle.com should give you all you need.

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Replied by Jared Macphester on topic Re: 72 inch at Birr

King - The History of the Telescope has a great section on the Birr indstruments. Well worth a look.

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Replied by JohnONeill on topic Books on Birr Telescope

Hi,
2. Michael Tubridy wrote a (not so small) booklet on the Birr Telescope, about the time it was refurbished (around 1997). There should be a copy in the IAS Library.

2. Patrick Moore wrote a small book "The Astronomy of Birr Castle" in the late sixties, it was reprinted about 20 years later.

Both give a lot of information.

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Replied by ei5fk on topic Shame

It is a disgrace that this fine telescope has been neglected for the past several years,
it should have been ready for the Whirlpool event 3 years ago.
Wonder what views others have on this
Charles
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