STOP PRESS: Astronomy Ireland on the radio talking about this weekend's

big VENUS WATCH

Moon and Venus Watch

29th February 7PM in AI Headquarters

Blanchardstown (map)

 

Venus

Venus is a fantastic sight in the night skies atthe moment. Want to see it up close and personal? Come along to our watch in Blanchardstown, where everyone will get a chance to look through some of the largest telescopes in Ireland at this amazing planet.

 

(Click to enlarge)

The Moon photographed at our Moon Watch in March 2019 by David Moore. A quick 'snap' with a Canon EOS 700D camera through an 8-inch telescope at f/6.3. We'll have an adapter you can clip to your smartphone to take your own Moon photo at the event!


The biggest telescopes in ireland will be there

DID YOU KNOW?

The event will begin at 7:00pm at our Headquarters in Blanchardstown (just off the M50) For map and directions visit:

www.astronomy.ie/map

The event is suitable for all ages, and we encourage families, children and adults to come along.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will the event go ahead if it is raining?
YES! We plan our events in advance, therefore if it is raining the event will still go ahead. In the event of rain/cloud cover we will show you our telescopes and serve refreshments, PLUS Ireland's best known astronomer David Moore will give a talk and answer all your questions.

Is the event suitable for children?
We welcome children of all ages to our events. Please note that children MUST be supervised AT ALL TIMES to ensure safety around telescopes and tea/coffee areas.

Do we have to pay?
This is a free event, there is no entrance fee. A small donation is appreciated as we are a non-profit body run by volunteers - or buy a magazine on the night!

If you have questions that are not shown here please contact us at admin@astronomy.ie

No tickets or advance booking is needed for this event. But if you are on social media, click the facebook symbol (on the right) and say you're coming - gives us some idea of the crowd size to expect, which have varied from 12 to 1200!

****SCOUT/SCHOOL GROUPS****
While we encourage scout and school groups to come along please call ahead in order to confirm if there are any prior groups arranged to come along. This makes it easier for our volunteers to enable all groups to view these amazing sights.

Click HERE to see a list of other exciting Astronomy Ireland Events coming soon.

 

 


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