Tánaiste Leo Varadkar launches public vote for DIAS’s ‘Reach for the Stars’ astrophotography competition

by Gazette Reporter
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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was pictured alongside Dr. Eucharia Meehan, CEO and Registrar of DIAS and Professor Peter Gallagher (Head of Astrophysics at DIAS) at DIAS Dunsink Observatory marking the launch of the online public vote to choose Ireland’s best astrophotography

The public vote is part of the ‘Reach for the Stars’ competition run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), which aims to find the best astro-photographs taken in Ireland over the past year. While a high-profile judging panel will select the overall winning entries, an online vote is running over the coming weeks, so members of the public can also have their say.

During a private visit to DIAS’s Dunsink Observatory, the Tánaiste officially launched the vote. Members of the public can now view all images shortlisted for the competition and cast their vote for their favourite via an online gallery on the DIAS website, www.dias.ie.

Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

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