Lectures, suitable for members, beginners and the general public, are held on the second Monday of every month in Trinity College Dublin. Of course, it is not always possible for people to travel to the lectures and attend them in person. We are pleased to be able to offer these lectures to our valued members and everyone who shares our interest in astronomy and space on DVD.
|2013 May 13th 'A New View of the Cold Universe; first results from ALMA' by Professor John Richer, Cambridge University.||order online|
|2013 April 29th 'The Gloria Project in a Nutshell' by Professor Lorraine Hanlon, UCD.||order online|
|2013 March 11th 'Fingerprinting the Universe' by Dr. Andrew Liddle of Edinburgh University.||order online|
|2013 February 11th 'Exploring the Current Solar Cycle with the Solar Dynamics Observatory' By Dr. Ryan Milligan, Queens University Belfast.||order online|
|2013 January 14th 'Exploring Mars: Curiosity, Water and Life' By Dr Peter Grindrod, UCL, London.||order online|
|2012 December 10th 'Exploring Extrasolar Worlds: from gas giants to terrestrial habitable planets' By Dr Giovanna Tinetti, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, UCL London.||order online|
|'The Universe' - David Moore||order online|
| 'The Latest from the Mars Curiosity Rover' - Kevin Nolan
|2012 November 12th 'Gaia: Mapping the Milky Way'
By Dr. Nicholas Walton, Cambridge University.
|2012 October 08 'The God Particle Explained' by Dr. Cormac O Raifeartaigh, Waterford Institute of Technology.||order online|
|2012 September 15 Star-B- Q Lecture by Sky at Night's Pete Lawrence.||order online|
|2012 September 15 Star- B-Q Supernova Lecture by David Grennan.||order online|
|2012 September 10 'In Search of the Northern Lights' by Dr. James Wild of Lancaster University.||order online|
|2012 August 13 'Ancient Astronomical Alignments' by tour guide Martin Byrne.||order online|
|2012 July 13 'Current developments at CERN' by Prof. Rolf Heuer, CERN, Geneva. Only €10 inc P&P||order online|
|2012 July 09 'Fingerprinting the Universe' by Prof Andrew Liddle Sussex University||order online|
|2012 June 11 'Upgrading Humans: a user guide' by Professor Kevin Warwick, Cybernetics, Reading University.||order online|
|2012 May 14 'The Science of Armageddon' by Jay Tate of the Spaceguard Centre, Wales.||order online|
|2012 April 16 'Telescopes of the 21st Century' by Professor Michael Merrifield, University of Nottingham.
|2012 February 13 ' The Future of Astronomy and Space Exploration' by Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society.||order online|
|2012 January 09 'Searching for particles at the LHC, Cern. by Prof. Peter Watkins, University of Bermingham.||order online|
2011 December 12 'Why Pluto isn't a Planet' by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Oxford University.
|ASTRO EXPO 2011 November 19|
|'Observing explosions on the Sun' By Dave Gradwell.||order online|
|'Faster than light-was Einstein wrong' by Dr Cormac O Raifeartaigh.||order online|
2011 November 14 'The Birth and Death of Stars' By Dr. Gareth Murphy, School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS.
|2011 October 10 'Sounds of the Cosmos' by Dr. Lewis Dartnell, UCL/Birkbeck UK||order online|
|2011 September 12 'The Role of Supernovae in Modern Cosmology' By Tom Boles, Supernova Hunter||order online|
|2011 August 27 Star-B-Q "The Universe" By David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland.||order online|
|2011 August 27 Star-B-Q "Hunting Supernovae" By David Grennan, Raheny Observatory||order online|
|2011 August 27 Star-B-Q "Black Holes and How They Work" By Paul Abel, The Sky at Night.||order online|
|2011 August 8 The next generation of Exoplanet Surveys by Dr. Don Pollacco of Queens University Belfast.||order online|
|2011 July 11 The Extraordinary Universe; looking at Gamma-rays from Space By Dr. Mark Lang, Head of School of Physics, NUI Galway.||order online|
|2011 June 13 The Sun and Space Weather by Dr Lyndsay Fletcher, University of Glasgow, UK.||order online|
|2011 May 9 Herschel; the first two years by Dr. Chris North, Cardiff University.||order online|
|2011 April 11 The LHC and recent operation with beams by Dr. Stephen Myers, Cern, Switzerland.||order online|
|2011 March 14 Amateur Rocketry; an uplifting hobby by Colin Fitzsimons||order online|
|2011 February 14 Astronomy in Irish pre-history by Frank Prendergast DIT.||order online|
|2011 January 10 ESA - current and future missions by Professor David Southwood, director ESA||order online|
|2010 December 13 Does Astronomy Matter by Dr. Ian Corbett, General Secretary, IAU||order online|
|2010 Astro-Expo "The first Irish Supernova" by David Grennan||order online|
|2010 Astro-Expo " Cosmology" by Prof. Carlos Frenk||order online|
|2010 Astro-Expo " Irish Radio Astronomy" by Dr. Peter Gallagher||order online|
|2010 November 11 The Universe by David Moore||order online|
|2010 November 8 "Pulsars" By Dr. Andy Shearer, Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway.||order online|
|2010 October 11 Astrobiology By Lewis Dartnell||order online|
|2010 September 13 The Anthikythera Mechanism By Professor Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University||order online|
|2010 Sept 4 Star-B-Q "The Universe" By David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland.||order online|
|2010 September 4 Star-B-Q "the Secrets of the Stones By Anthony Murphy||order online|
|2010 September 4 Star-B-Q "Moon Landings Hoax By Dr. Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow.||order online|
|2010 August 9 Gamma-ray Astronomy: A New Window on the Extreme Universe By Dr. John Quinn, School of Physics, University College Dublin||order online|
|2010 July 12 "Observations of Saturn's magnetic environment by the Cassini-Huygens mission" By Dr Caitriona Jackman, Imperial College London.||order online|
|2010 June 14 "Black Holes, The LHC, and The God Particle" by Dr. Cormac O'Raifeartaigh of Waterford IT||order online|
|2010 May 10 "Studying Winds from Red Giants with HST and FUSE" by Dr. Brian Espey of Trinity College Dublin||order online|
|2010 April 12 "Mercury -New Insights" by Dr. David Rothery of the Open University, UK.||order online|
|2010 March 8 "Behold Mars" By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society.||order online|
|2010 February 8 "Living with a star" By Dr. Chris Davis, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK||order online|
|2010 January 25 "400 Years of the Telescope" by Professor Allan Chapman, Wadham College, Oxford.||order online|
|2009 December "The European Southern Observatory" by Professor Tim De Zeeuw of ESO.||order online|
14 Astro-Expo 2009
(€10 inc.P&P each or all 3 Astro-Expo lectures for €20 inc P&P)
|"Imaging the night sky" by Kevin Sweeney||order online|
|"Mars - a Cosmic Stepping Stone" by Kevin Nolan||order online|
|"Meteorites" by Dr Ian Sanders, TCD.||order online|
|2009 November 9 "The Big Bang" By Dr. Cormac O'Raifeartaigh, Physics Department, Waterford Institute of Technology.||order online|
|2009 October 9 "The View From Saturn: Images From The Cassini Spacecraft" By Professor Carl Murray of Queen Mary University of London||order online|
|2009 September 14
By Dr. Chris Watson, Astrophysics Research Ctr, QUB HERE
|2009 August 10 "Mad about Meteorites" By Matthew Parkes, of the National Museum of Ireland.||order online|
|2009 July 23 "Moonshot" By BBC journalist Dan Parry||order online|
|2009 July 13 "Dark matter and the smallest galaxies, elementary particle physics to the Universe" By Professor Gerry Gilmore Cambridge University, UK.||order online|
|2009 June 15 "Hanny's Voorwerp" by Hanny Van Arkel||Sorry Not Recorded|
|2009 June 8 "Asteroids - recent Irish discoveries" by David Grennan and Dave McDonald||order online|
|2009 May 11 "Shamrock and Space" by NASA Scientist Anthony Heijenga.||order online|
2009 April 20 "From the
Moon to Matroshka"
by Professor Denis O'Sullivan , School of Cosmic Physics,
|2009 April 1 "Evening Class Telescope Lecture" by David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland.||order online|
|2009 March 16 "The European Space Agency" By Professor David Southwood, Director of ESA.||order online|
|2009 February 9 "Cosmic Casualty: Farce and Fortuity in the Exploration of Space" By Doug Ellison of unmannedspaceflight.com||order online|
|2009 January 12 "Touchdown on Titan" by Professor John Zarnecki of the Open University||order online|
|2008 December 8 "Living in the Sun's Atmosphere" By Dr. Lucie Green, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, U.K.||order online|
|2008 November 10 "Smoking Stars" by Dr. Simon Jeffery of Armagh Observatory.||order online|
|Astro-Expo 2008 from the Science Gallery TCD|
|'The Wrath of Ra' (a lecture on the Sun and how it affects us) by Dr. James McAteer of NASA and TCD Astrophysics||order online|
|'Celtic Rock - hunting for Asteroids' by Dave McDonald. Dave recently discovered the second asteroid ever from Ireland (2008 TM9).||order online|
|'The Coming Space Power of China' by renowned space author and A&S contributor Brian Harvey.||order online|
|2008 October 13 "Search for Radio Emission from Extrasolar Planets" by Gregg Hallinan NUI Galway.||order online|
|2008 September 8 "Light Pollution in Ireland" by Albert White of ILPAC.||order online|
|2008 August 11 "The Cosmological Distance Ladder - our key to understanding the Universe" by Professor Michael Rowan Robinson.||order online|
|2008 July 14 "From Babylon to the Big Bang - History of Astronomy" by Couper & Henbest||order online|
|2008 June 9 "Direct Dark Matter Searches" by Professor Tim Sumner, Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London.||order online|
|2008 May 12 "Astronomy in Ireland" by Robert Hill of the Northern Ireland Space Office in Armagh Planetarium.||order online|
|2008 April 14 "CERN - searching for Dark Matter and mini Black Holes" by Dr. Brian Cox, CERN, Geneva||order online|
|2008 March 31 "Adventures with the Hubble Space Telescope" by Lars Lindberg Christensen, Head of Communications ESA/Hubble||order online|
|2008 March 10 "Shooting the Planets and Eclipse with Patrick Moore" by Carl O'Beirnes and David Grennan||order online|
2008 February 11 "LISA -
Gravitational Wave Mission"
By Dr Harry Ward, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
2008 January 14 "Meteorites - New
By Dr. Ian Sanders, Trinity College Dublin.
|" The Sun" by Dr. Miruna Popescu, Armagh Observatory||order online|
|"Astrophotography" by Carl O'Beirnes, Astronomy Shop.||order online|
|"Light Pollution" by Albert White of ILPAC,||order online|
2007 December 10 "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"
By Dr. Tim O'Brien, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK.
|2007 November "The Day the Sun attacked the Earth" by Stuart Clark.||order online|
2007 November 12 "Near Earth Asteroids"
By Dr. Neil McBride, Open University, UK.
|2007 October 8 "Extrasolar Planets and the hunt for life in the Universe" By Dr. Ian Stevens, University of Bermingham, Uk.||order online|
2007 September 10 "Supernovae - hunting
By Professor Stephen Smartt, Queens University, Belfast
|2007 August 13 "Building a Universe - Byte by Byte" by Professor Brad Gibson, Theoretical Astrophysics, University Central Lancashire, UK.||order online|
|2007 July 09 "The Birth of Stars and Planets" by Dr Emma Whelan of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)||order online|
|2007 June 11 "The Heliosphere - Living inside the Sun's Atmosphere" by Dr. Peter Gallagher, NASA/TCD.||order online|
|2007 May 14 "Digital Deep Sky Astrophotography" by Dr. Dave Grennan and Jed Glover||order online|
|2007 April 16 "Black holes: observation, theory and geometry " " by Dr. Oisin Mac Conamhna||order online|
|2007 March 12 "Bang - A Complete History of the Universe" by Dr. Chris Lintott of BBC's Sky at Night program||order online|
|2007 February 12 "The Universe a Biography" By Dr. John Gribben||order online|
|2007 January 8 "Black Holes and White Rabbits" by Prof. John Brown.||order online|
|2006 December 11 "Women in Astronomy" by Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Oxford.||order online|
|2 December Astro-Expo 2006|
|"Future far-infrared astronomy projects and prospects" by Dr. Neil Trappe of NUI Maynooth||order online|
|"Island of the Setting Sun - In Search of Ireland's Ancient Astronomers" by Anthony Murphy, Mythical Ireland.||order online|
|"European Southern Observatory" by Claus Madsen of ESO (Germany).||order online|
|"Reaching out to ET" by Dr Martin Griffiths of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Glamorgan University.||order online|
|2006 November 13 "Blackrock Castle Robotic Observatory" By Dr. Niall Smith, CIT.||order online|
2006 October 9 "NASA’s
Vision for Space Exploration/ ESA's Aurora Program"
By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society
|11 September 2006 "Current European Space Exploration" by Prof. David Southwood, European Space Agency||order online|
|2006 August 14 "Celestial Mechanics" by Patrick Browne, NUI Galway||order online|
|2006 July 10 "Astronomical Imaging with a CCD Camera" by Kevin Sweeney||order online|
|2006 June 12 "Adaptive Optics" by Prof. Chris Dainty, NUI Galway||order online|
|2006 May 8 "Archeo- Astronomy" by Paul Griffin||order online|
|2006 April 10 "Star Death: Cosmic Pollution and Cosmic Recycling" by Dr. Brian Espey, TCD.||order online|
|2006 March 13 "The hunt for extrasolar planets in globular clusters" by Dr. Ray Butler, NUI Galway.||order online|
|2006 February 27 "Solar Eclipses - Past, Present and Future" by David Grennan also powerpoint presentation used during this talk.||order online|
|2006 February 13 "Newton watches Adromeda with X-ray eyes" By Dr. Ulrich Kolb, Open University, UK.||order online|
|2006 January 12 "The Big Bang" By Dr. Simon Singh||Not recorded due to copyright|
|2006 January 9 "Challenger and Columbia" by Colm J. Cannon||order online|
|2005 December 12 "Cosmology from beginning to end" by Chris Lintott of the BBC's "Sky at Night"||Not Recorded due to technical difficulties|
|19/20 November ASTRO-EXPO 2005|
|"Black Holes - The Irish Connection" by Prof. Mike Redfern NUI Galway.||order online|
|"String Theory Cosmology" by Dr. Oisin MacConamha, Imperial College, London.||order online|
|"Comets in the Classroom and Other Tales from Texas" by Larry D. Barr, Assistant Planetarium Director. Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, U.S.A.||order online|
|"Selling Science" by Ash McFadden, Inishowen Planetarium, Donegal.||order online|
|2005 November 14 "The Chinese Space Program" by Brian Harvey, Space Author.||order online|
|2005 October 10 "Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System" by Dr Ian Sanders, Astro Geologist, TCD.||order online|
|2005 September 12 "Historic Telescopes at Armagh Observatory" by Dr. John Butler of Armagh Observatory||order online|
|2005 August 8 " Our Dynamic Sun" By Dr. Peter T. Gallagher, NASA||order online|
|2005 July 11 "Time Travel Illustrated" By Brian Coleman||order online|
|2005 June 13
Ancient Sligo and Meath"
by Martin Byrne
2005 May 9 "Looking inside the
Dr. Simon Jeffery, Armagh Observatory
|2005 Apr 11 “Albert Einstein - his life and times by Prof. Petros Florides Trinity College Dublin (Free admission)||order online|
2005 Mar 14 "
Edgeworth Kuiper Belt Objects/Planet X"
by Astronomy Ireland's Eamonn Ansbro of Kingsland Observatory
2005 Feb 14 "The Cassini-Huygens
By Prof. Carl D. Murray, Astronomy Unit Queen Mary College, London
2005 Jan 10 "William Rowan
Hamilton (1805--1865), Ireland's greatest mathematician."
By Dr. Fiacre O'Cairbre, NUI Maynooth
|2004 Dec 10 Lord Rosse: The Beginning of Deep Space Astronomy in 19th Century Ireland by Dr. Allan Chapman of Oxford University||order online|
2004 November 8 "High
resolution imaging of the Planets"
by Damian Peach. UK. Director of BAA Saturn section
2004 Oct 11 "The
search for Novae and Supernovae - from visual to laptop"
By Guy M. Hurst UK President British Astronomical Assoc
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