Home
Magazine
Join

Contact
Location
Schools
Evening Classes
Events
Lecture DVD
Past Events
Radio Show
Media Archive
Emails Archive
Merchandise
Free Stuff
ISS Page
NASA TV
Junior Section
Links
Light Pollution
Report a Fireball
Study Astronomy
Visit Ireland

Careers
Privacy
 

 

Join us at:
Facebook Twitter
Youtube

Star-B-Q report 2017

September 16th 2017

 

This past Saturday's Star-B-Q event was a stellar success! Even though the night ended up being mainly cloudy, we had delicious food and exceptional talks to engross us for the duration of the evening. Our own David Moore began the event by introducing us all to the wonders of our solar system, in addition to the universe. Next came Kevin Nolan, Ireland's representative for The Planetary Society, who delivered a captivating talk about the Cassini spacecraft mission. A discussion of the documentary The Farthest closed out what was an educational and enjoyable evening. This film was created by an all-Irish crew and celebrates the incredible Voyager mission. Director of the film, Emer Reynolds, and one of the producers, Clare Stronge, presented clips from the film which showcased what a remarkable achievement this mission has been and displayed the vast array of emotions from some of those involved.

In between talks, attendees were able to grab some delicious food and warm up with a cup of tea or coffee. Those looking to purchase telescopes, binoculars, or cameras or those who wanted a stunning image of the night sky were also able to stop by and have a chat with our exhibitors, Anthony Lynch, ENBIO, The Camera Centre and The Farthest.

If you were unable to make it to this year's Star-B-Q, don't fret you may order the DVD of the talks online at www.astronomy.ie/dvd . See you all at next year's Star-B-Q! In the meantime, take some time to enjoy the captivating views of Ireland's night sky.

 

Images From SBQ 2017 Cr.John Hackett (Click to enlarge)

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   

 

 


 

Become a Friend


Merchandise
Get Astronomy Ireland
Merchandise!

Donate

Fun Science Fact: