The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) conducts advanced research exploring big questions of the 21st century and beyond. Its research gains insights into Celtic society and its legacy; progresses our understanding of our island, our planet and the universe; and deciphers the underpinning mathematical principles of nature. DIAS Dunsink Observatory is part of the DIAS School of Cosmic Physics Astronomy and Astrophysics Section. Dunsink is a designated European site of historical significance for physics and has been a centre for astronomical research and public engagement in Ireland since its foundation in 1785.
STEM Teacher Intern Role
The intern will design and develop a new space-themed Transition Year Week workshop experience at DIAS Dunsink Observatory. The workshop activities will be based on astronomy activities at the Observatory both past and present. The intern will talk to DIAS astrophysicists to identify areas of astronomical research that might be relevant to secondary curricula for the workshop, and build upon work by previous STInt interns (https://www.dunsink.dias.ie/education). Excellent communication skills are essential, as is familiarisation with standard word processing software. Experience publishing articles and blogs on the web (e.g., WordPress) is desirable. The intern will be invited to attend DIAS astrophysics seminars and socialise with other DIAS astrophysics summer interns. They will also have the opportunity to help run special public events at the Observatory throughout the summer.