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Astronomy Ireland Events 2018

Please see below for for a list of Astronomy Ireland Events Calendar for 2018
Astronomy Ireland tries to make all of its events a national affair as the majority of our members live outside Dublin - something we cherish. So all lectures in Dublin are made available on DVD for everyone in Ireland (you can "BOOK TICKETS" or "ORDER DVD" if you can't get to Dublin).
Similarly the 'Watches' we are famous for running are held in several events around Ireland - if you have a telescope and want to set it up in your area in association with one of our 'Watches' please email
Please check for regular updates on this page.


January 2018

Jan 8
New Year Lecture

"Black Holes across Cosmic Time"

by Dr. John Regan of Dublin City University


January 24
Public Watch
January 31
Our popular Evening Classes start nationwide

Venues: Trinity College Dublin. Other venues TBA

Book early as previous classes have been oversubscribed.

February 2018

Feb 12th
Public Lecture

March 2018

Mar 12
Public Lecture


"Extreme space weather: origins, forecasting, and mitigation?"

by Dr Sophie A Murray, School of Physics, TCD.



Mar 24
Public Watch


Annual Moon Watch

at the AI Headquarters Blanchardstown



April 2018

Apr 9
Public Lecture


"The James Webb Space Telescope"

by Dr.Patrick Kavanagh, DIAS.


Apr 14
Public Watch


Venus Watch

14th April in AI Headquarters Blanchardstown.

Apr 17


If you have already done the Beginners then this is for you.



May 2018

May 14
Public Lecture


Magnetism of Low Mass Stars

by Yanina Metodieva of Armagh Observatory


June 2018

Jun 11
Public Lecture


"There's something about ALAN: the effect of light at night"

By Professor Brian Espey, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin.



July 2018

July 6
Public Watch


Jupiter its Moons and the Great Red Spot

In AI Headquarters Blanchardstown



July 9
Public Lecture


Building IE613: The I- Lofar Telescope

By Joe McCauley, Senior Experimental Officer, Trinity College Dublin



July 28/29
Summer School


Astronomy Summer School

Suitable for 10-16 year old in AI HQ Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July




August 2018

Aug 12th
Public Watch


The Perseids

Help out by counting what you see!!


Aug 13th
Public Lecture


"Big Data Big Universe "

By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society and ITT.



September 2018

September 8th


Book early for Star-B-Q 2018

Ireland's Biggest Annual Star Party!

Book early at a reduced rate

Sep 10
Public Lecture


'Meteorites and the formation of the Solar System'

By Dr. Ian Sanders, Dept. of Geology, TCD.



October 2018

Oct 2nd
Oct 8th
Public Lecture


"A Short History Of Measuring The Heavens From Armagh"

By Professor Michael Burton, Director Armagh Observatory and Planetarium



Oct 20th
Public Watch


International Observe the Moon Night

in association with NASA at AI Headquarters




November 2018

Nov 5th
Public Lecture


"Illustrating the invisible"

By Pierre Carril, Science Illustrator, France




December 2018

Dec 13
Nationwide Geminid Watch
Dec 14
Christmas Comet Watch


The Christmas Comet

See this fascinating sight Dec 14 in AI Headquarters



Dec 17
Christmas Lecture Note: change of Date to 17th & speaker to Kevin Nolan


'Christmas Lecture - Mars Insight'

By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society 17th December.




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