Galway man’s photograph features in outdoor astronomy exhibition

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An image taken by Josh Mathews from Shanbolard, Moyard is part of a new outdoor exhibition featuring astronomy photographs in Dublin.

The exhibition at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) will run until the end of July and features 23 images from DIAS’s Reach for the Stars astrophotography competition from earlier this year.

Josh’s image was chosen as the overall winner of the competition and as part of his prize, his entry was selected for the exhibition.

Commenting on the exhibition, CEO and Registrar of DIAS, Dr Eucharia Meehan, said: “Launching this exhibition is the final phase of our Reach for the Stars astrophotography competition, which ran for the first time this year.

“We are delighted to be able to showcase some of the fantastic images that were submitted and share the talent and creativity of the photographers with the public.

“As an Institute that carries out research in astronomy and astrophysics, these images resonate greatly with us here and we appreciate the time and patience that went into capturing them. We hope people stop by to enjoy them, and appreciate their complexity.”

The exhibition is an open event that will run outside the DIAS building at 10 Burlington Road, Dublin. It will be in place throughout July and is free to attend.