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Birr Castle

Birr Castle in County Offally, the birth place of the 3rd Earl of Rosse who in the 1840's invented a telescope with a 6 foot in diameter mirror handmade and invented from a unique copper, tin and zinc alloy by the 3rd Earl, which could see further and more clearly into space than any previous. Birr Castle is the site of a science museum dedicated to the inventions and studies performed by the 3rd and 4th Earl of Birr.

Contact information:

Address: Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Visit: Birr Castle online at www.birrcastle.com

Archived Radio Interviews - Sir Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of Rosse
Sir Brendan Parsons
Birr Castle
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Sir Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of Rosse was on the April 29, 2012 "Travel with Stephanie Abrams!" Radio Show in hour 1.

Brendan's Bio:
Irish, born in 1936. Educated in Switzerland and France as well as England (MA Oxon.) After service with the Irish Guards, spent 18 Years with the United Nations Development Programme, starting as a volunteer in West Africa, and rising to principal offic... Read Full Bio

Audio Summary:
Meet Sir Brendan parsons, the 7th Earl of Rosse and reach back into Irish and Astronomical history at Birr Castle in County Offally, the birth place of the 3rd Earl of Rosse who in the 1840's invented a telescope with a 6 foot in diameter mirror handmade and invented from a unique copper, tin and zinc alloy by the 3rd Earl, which could see further and more clearly into space than any previous. Birr Castle is the site of a science museum dedicated to the inventions and studies performed by the 3rd and 4th Earl of Birr. The 4th Earl of Rosse is noted for having studied the Lunar landscape and carrying out heat reflection studies which proved to within 6% accuracy of actual recorded temperatures when Apollo 11 landed on the moon 100 years later.

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