Birr Castle: An ideal location for I-LOFAR
The Birr Castle Site offers a number of advantages as a site for an Irish LOFAR station. The site is large, flat, has a good view of the sky, is in a low RFI environment and will be leased to the LOFAR consortium. The Birr Castle tradition in astronomy also serves as a wonderful background for the establishment of a large radio telescope in Ireland.
Birr Castle is also host to Ireland's Historic Science Centre in the old stable block. With its cafe and shop you can then explore 50 hectares of park land, visit the magnificent Formal Gardens and terraces and discover Birr's most famous engineering and astronomical wonder - the Great Leviathan Telescope.
Project contact point: Dr. Peter T. Gallagher