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Ireland's Historic Science Centre

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Ground Floor Exhibits

Go to Astronomy Exhibits List Go to Botany Exhibits List Illustrated time-line of astronomy Photographs and details of famous Irish scientists Painting of William, Third Earl of Rosse and the builder of the world's biggest telescope Wall panel giving information on the various types of optical telescopes Original papers and letters belonging to the Third Earl Scale model of the mirror grinding and polishing machine Audio-visual display and displays of the original telescopes and mirrors used in the last century at Birr Castle Display showing details of the recent Great Telescope restoration project Scale model of the restored telescope Display of scientific awards made to the Third Earl Garden Seat featuring the Rosse initials Panel with details of expeditions to gather rare and exotic plants Details of rare trees grown in the Demesne Waterfall and pool Panel giving details of the history of the Demesne Details of features of the Demesne Gazebo Multi-lingual audio system giving details of the highlights of the demesne

Ground floor of Historic Science Centre (not to scale)
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Astronomy Exhibits

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

1. Illustrated time-line of astronomy

2. Photographs and details of famous Irish scientists

3. Painting of William, Third Earl of Rosse and the builder of the world's biggest telescope

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

4. Wall panel giving information on the various types of optical telescopes

5. Original papers and letters belonging to the Third Earl

6. Scale model of the mirror grinding and polishing machine

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

7. Audio-visual display and displays of the original telescopes and mirrors used in the last century at Birr Castle

8. Display showing details of the recent Great Telescope restoration project

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

9. Scale model of the restored telescope

10. Display of scientific awards made to the Third Earl

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Botany Exhibits

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

11. Garden Seat featuring the Rosse initials

12. Gazebo

13. Panel with details of expeditions to gather rare and exotic plants

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

14. Details of rare trees grown in the Demesne

15. Waterfall and pool

16. Panel giving details of the history of the Demesne

Click here to view the Science Centre Slides© Birr Castle Archives

17. Details of features of the Demesne

18. Multi-lingual audio system giving details of the highlights of the demesne

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Ireland's Historic Science Centre   Birr Co Offaly Ireland

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Phone: +353 5791 20336 • Fax: +353 5791 21583 • Email: mail@birrcastle.com
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