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Christmas Comet Watch

Friday 14th December 8 PM in AI Headquarters
Leinster(Map)

 

See the 'Christmas Comet' (Comet Wirtanen) all during December and January.
Order the December issue of Astronomy Ireland magazine for our full viewing guide and by Ireland's best know astronomer HERE


FRIDAY DEC.14th at 8pm: Astronomy Ireland will set up the most powerful telescopes in Ireland at its Headquarters on the outskirts of Dublin to view Comet 46P Wirtanen, which is showing well at the moment, for one night only. See link to map above for exact location of our Headquarters.


MAGAZINE: For the rest of December and into January you can see it from your own backyard with the naked eye using the guide in our magazine which you can order for just 5euro including postage, and also support Astronomy Ireland (or sign up as a member to get it that way as we are looking for new members, beginners especially, all the time!)


Please tell all your friends and get them to come along and view the comet up close through telescopes thousands of times more powerful than your eyes.


BEGINNERS are invited to join Astronomy Ireland at present in particular.

You can do so at the event or online right now at www.astronomy.ie/join   ALL WELCOME

 

NOTE: THIS EVENT GOES AHEAD *REGARDLESS* OF THE WEATHER:

Like all of our 'Watches' this event goes ahead regardless of weather!

The Comet Talk will be given.

Free tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits, sweets will all be available.

You have until mid January to see the comet for yourself and the magazine showing how to find it will be at the event.

There will be several experts there to advise on buying a telescope for Christmas, and/or using one you already have.

A telescope demonstration showing the power of the telescopes will be given.

Ireland's most powerful handheld laser will be there.

So, lots to see and do and get, as with all of our events.

Oh, and Mars is shining brightly just above the Moon and we will see this even if only a tiny break in any clouds.

We have seen things like this in the past, even if it was raining!

So, see you all there at 8pm!