2004
Please note that events, lectures etc. are subject to change throughout the year and the following is only intended as a guide.

"NEXT EVENING CLASSES SEPTEMBER"
January
8 - 10:    Esat BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2004

12:        

NEW YEAR LECTURE DCU
"Exploring Space at the European Space Agency"
By Prof. David Southwood (Science Director at ESA Paris)
20 Evening Classes start in DCU Dublin 9
February

9:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
"The Enigma of the Origin of Life on Earth and the Question of
Extraterrestrial Life; Fact and Fictions"
By Prof. R.N. Butler NUI Galway.
March

8:        

Special NASA Lecture in DCU
"Heading for Mars"
by Dr. Stuart Smith, NASA Ames Centre, Calif. & Dept. Psychology TCD.
April

12:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
"Ireland in Space"
 by Prof Susan McKenna Lawlor "Ireland's leading space mission designer"
23 1st Annual Golf Outing & Astronomy Evening Carlow 
May
4 Lunar Eclipse Watches
7 **Star-B-Q**  Ireland's largest gathering of Amateur Astronomers 
The first of Astronomy Ireland's two Star-B-Qs of the year.
10:         Monthly Lecture DCU
"The Transit of Venus"
      by Dr Ed Barnett  Space Encounters
June
8 Venus Transit Watches 
14:         Monthly Lecture DCU
"Submillimetre Astronomy"
      by Dr. Neil Trappe Dept. Exp. Physics NUI Maynooth.
July
8: The Solar System, 8pm in the Education Centre, at the Upper Lake, Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Co.  Wicklow.
By Colm J. Cannon

12:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
"Virtual Telescopes in Education"  
By Bart Buschots Bsc, AMInstP, Maynooth.
August

9:        

Monthly Lecture DCU "Titan Blinks"
By Dr.Alan Fitzsimmons, Physics Dept. Queen's University, Belfast. 

13   

**Star-B-Q**  book now
The second of Astronomy Ireland's Star-B-Qs.
September
13: Monthly Lecture DCU
"Mars - life in hostile Environments"
By Dr. Tom Mason, Armagh Planetarium.
October
07       Evening Classes DCU
Information and Booking
11  Monthly Lecture DCU              
"The search for Novae and Supernovae - from visual to laptop"
By Guy M. Hurst UK President British Astronomical Assoc. and editor "The Astronomer Magazine".  
*Click here for details and how to get tickets*
November

08:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
"High resolution imaging of the Planets"
by Damian Peach. UK. Director of BAA Saturn section
*Click here for details and how to get tickets*
13 - 14: **Astro-Expo**
Ireland's Biggest Astronomy and Space Exhibition
December
*Note Date*     
Tues 07:        

Christmas Lecture - DCU
Lord Rosse: The Beginning of Deep Space Astronomy in 19th Century Ireland
By Dr. Allan Chapman  Modern History Faculty, Wadham College, Oxford and star of Channel 4 Series "Chariots of the Gods"  
*Click here for details and how to get tickets*
Last years events calendar