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Astronomy Ireland Events 2019

Please see below for for a list of Astronomy Ireland Events Calendar for 2019
Astronomy Ireland tries to make all of its events a national affair as the majority of our members live outside Dublin - something we cherish. So all lectures in Dublin are made available on DVD for everyone in Ireland (you can "BOOK TICKETS" or "ORDER DVD" if you can't get to Dublin).
Similarly the 'Watches' we are famous for running are held in several events around Ireland - if you have a telescope and want to set it up in your area in association with one of our 'Watches' please email office@astronomy.ie.
Please check for regular updates on this page.


January 2019

Jan 14
New Year Lecture

"Exploring the dark sector of the universe"


by Dr. Ben Elder, Centre for Astronomy & Particle Theory, Nottingham University


January 16
Christmas Telescope Watch

Venue:AI HQ in Blanchardstown

If you have bought a telescope over Christmas or any other time then this is for you
January 20

Total Eclipse of the Moon

Visible from anywhere - no physical gathering planned

January 23
Our popular Evening Classes start nationwide

Venues: Trinity College Dublin. Other venues TBA

Book early as previous classes have been oversubscribed.

February 2019

Feb 11th
Public Lecture

"Project Apollo: To The Moon and Back, Half a Century Ago"

By Paul Evans



March 2019

Mar 11
Public Lecture

Mapping the deep:

exploration of the outer Solar System

Dr Michele Bannister, Queen's University Belfast



Mar 16th
Public Watch


Annual Moon Watch

at the AI Headquarters Blanchardstown



April 2019

Apr 8
Public Lecture


"Clouds at the Edge of Space: An insight to their History, Formation & link to Solar Minimum"

by Ronan Newman


Apr 13
Public Watch


Moon Watch

in AI Headquarters Blanchardstown.

Advanced Evening Classes


If you have already done the Beginners then this is for you.



May 2019

May 13
Public Lecture


"The Sky by Eye - How to Rediscover the Soul of Astronomy"

by John Flannery of the IAS

June 2019

Jun 10
Public Lecture


"Gravitational Waves and multi-messenger astronomy"

By Dr. Kate Maguire Trinity College Dublin




July 2019

Public Watch


Jupiter its Moons and the Great Red Spot

In AI Headquarters Blanchardstown



July 8
Public Lecture


DART and Hera: Moving an Asteroid

by Dr. Alan Fitzsimmons, QUB.



Summer School


Astronomy Summer School

Suitable for 10-16 year olds in AI HQ




August 2019

Aug 12th
Public Watch


The Perseids

Help out by counting what you see!!


Aug 12th
Public Lecture


"Listening to the Underverse: Gravitational Wave Astronomy"

By Andy Briggs, Girona, Spain.


August 24th
Star-B-Q 2019


Book early for Star-B-Q 2019

Ireland's Biggest Annual Star Party!

Book early at a reduced rate


September 2019

Sep 9
Public Lecture






October 2019

Oct 1
Beginners Astronomy Classes


Our ever popular Beginners Evening Classes begin


Oct 14th
Public Lecture





Public Watch


International Observe the Moon Night

in association with NASA at AI Headquarters




November 2019

Nov 11th
Public Lecture







December 2019

Dec 9
Christmas Lecture







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