Countdown has NUI over the moon

Ireland“At 2.12PM today Irish time, two satellites will lift off from French Guyana in South America on top of an Ariane 5 rocket with a mission to answer some of the most profound questions in science … Staff from the Advanced Experimental Physics Department at NUI Maynooth will be uncorking a bottle of specially-commissioned Planck wine in anticipation of a successful launch this afternoon. NUI Maynooth has created a niche for itself in the development of optical instrument for looking through the far infrared. Scientists there have been involved for more than a decade …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 14 May]

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