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Events 2019

  • Geminids Meteor Shower Peaking on 14th December.
  • “The Eddington Eclipse Expeditions”CHRISTMAS LECTURE December 9th by Prof. Peter Coles
  • Christmas Telescope Moon Watch December 7th at our Headquarters.
  • “CHALLENGES OF THE APOLLO MOON LANDINGS : AN IRISHMAN’S STORY.” PUBLIC LECTURE November 11th by Pat Norris, NASA Apollo11
  • Transit of Mercury PUBLIC WATCH Nov.11
  • International Observe the Moon Night In association with NASA October 05th
  • Saturn Watch PUBLIC WATCH September 20th
  • Report on this Year’s Star-B-Q Saturday August 24th.
  • “The Perseid Meteor Shower ” Peaking on August 12th. Join in on the count.
  • “Listening to the Underverse: Gravitational Wave Astronomy” August 10th by Andy Briggs, Girona, Spain.
  • Lunar Eclipse Watch Family Fun for all ages in AI HQ July 16
  • DART and Hera: Moving an Asteroid” PUBLIC LECTURE July 8th by Dr. Alan Fitzsimmons, (QUB).
  • “When Black Holes Collide!” PUBLIC LECTURE June 10th by Dr. Kate Maguire(TCD)
  • Black Hole Watch & Moon Watch Saturday May 11th
  • ” NAKED EYE ASTRONOMY ” PUBLIC LECTURE by John Flannery. Monday 13th May TCD
  • Black Hole Watch & Moon Watch Saturday May 11th in our HQ Blanchardstown. All Welcome!
  • Black Hole Watch & Moon Watch April 13th in our HQ Blanchardstown. All Welcome!
  • Photographing a Black hole April 10th EHT set to image a black hole
  • “Clouds at the Edge of Space: An insight to their History, Formation & link to Solar Minimum” by Ronan NewmanMonday April 8th
  • “Project Apollo: To The Moon and Back, Half a Century Ago” 11th February By Paul Evans of the Irish Astronomical Society.
  • Total Eclipse of Moon Jan.21
  • Telescope Workshop and Moon Watch 16th January in AI HQ
  • NEW YEAR PUBLIC LECTURE JAN.14: ” DARK MATTER  &  DARK ENERGY by Dr. Ben Elder (from Centre for Astronomy & Particle Theory, Nottingham University)

Events 2018

  • Christmas Lecture – Mars Insight By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society 17th December
  • CHRISTMAS COMET WATCH See this amazing sight 14th December – AI Headquarters.
  • Nationwide Geminid Watch Get counting! 13th December
  • International Observe the Moon Night in association with NASA at AI Headquarters October 20th.
  • “A Short History Of Measuring The Heavens From Armagh”by Professor Michael Burton, Armagh Observatory Sept 10.
  • Meteorites and the formation of the Solar System 10th September by Dr Ian Sanders, TCD
  • Star-B-Q 2018 (Mars Festival!) 8th September
  • National Perseid Watch 12th August
  • “Big Data Big Universe” by Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society and the ITT. Monday August 13th.
  • “Building Ireland’s €2million LOFAR Telescope” By Joe McCauley (Project Supervisor). Monday July 9th at 8pm
  • Jupiter Watch See the Great Red Spot and Jupiter’s Moons in our telescopes. All Welcome. 6th July 9:30PM
  • Lunar Eclipse Astronomy Ireland ‘Eclipse’ Magazine and Article Offer
  • There’s something about ALAN: the effect of light at night” June11 By Professor Brian Espey, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin.
  • The Magnetism of Low Mass Stars14th May by Yanina Metodieva of Armagh Observatory
  • Venus Watch14th April in AI Headquarters Blanchardstown.
  • “The James Webb Space Telescope & Ireland” Public Lecture & DVD April 9th.
  • Annual Moon Watch Report 24th March. Huge crowd to see the Moon and and a host of other objects!
  • “Extreme space weather: origins, forecasting, and mitigation?” by Dr Sophie A Murray, School of Physics, TCD 12 March..
  • ” The Northern Lights From Ireland ” by Ronan Newman, Monday February 12th
  • Uranus/Moon Watch and Telescope Workshop – January 24
  • Nationwide Geminid Watch December 12th
  • “The Cassini Mission to Saturn: The End of an Era” December 11th By Professor Carl Murray University of London
  • Uranus Watch November 15th in AI HQ Blanchardstown
  • Cork’s Stonehenge explains Stonehenge November 13th By Terence Meaden of Oxford University.
  • Moon Watch Wednesday November 1st 2017
  • Saturn and Moon Watch Sept 26th at 7pm in Astronomy Ireland HQ.
  • Star – B – Q 2017 September 16th Report and images from Ireland’s largest star party
  • September 11 Enbio- Surface Materials for EIRSAT-1, Solar Orbiter and More By Lorcán Byrne of Enbio
  • USA Eclipse Trip 2017 August 19th to August 24th.
  • Solar Eclipse Watch Waterford August 21st in Kingsmeadow, Waterford from 7:30pm
  • Solar Eclipse Watch August 21st in Astronomy Ireland HQ, Dublin 7:30pm
  • Public Lecture ” “There is nothing amateur about Science” By David Grennan of Raheny Observatory August 14th
  • The Perseid Meteor Shower August 12th at its peak
  • Public Lecture “Our Sun, Friend or Foe?” July 10th By Terry Moseley of the Irish Astronomical Association
  • “Interactions between exoplanets and their host stars” 8th May, by Dr Aline Vidotto, Astrophysics, TCD.
  • Waterford Jupiter Watch 2nd May in Kingsmeadow
  • Jupiter Watch – 2nd May
  • Stargazing Live Event 28th,29th,30th March
  • Stargazing Live South East Branch in Kingsmeadow Waterford on Tuesday 28th March.
  • Communications with Extra-terrestrial Civilisations By Eamonn Ansbro, M.Ast, M.Phil, PhD (ABD), FRAS of Kingsland Observatory
  • Black Holes and Gamma-Rays March 13th by Dr. Martin Topinka, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Venus Moon Watch March 6th at Astronomy Ireland Headquarters 7PM
  • Lecture “Sungrazing Comets – Falling Into Hell!” Feb.13th, by Prof Alan Fitzsimmons
  • Lunar Eclipse Watch on Friday February 10th at A.I. Headquarters
  • Mars and Venus Watch on February 1st at AI headquarters
  • January 9th New Year Lecture “Space: a platform to inspire the next generation of Engineers, Scientists and Innovators” by Dr. Norah Patten, International Space University

Events 2016

  • ‘Geminid and Supermoon Watch’ on Tuesday 13th December. Nationwide Meteor Count for all!!
  • Dec 12th “Where next after Rosetta?” By Dr Colin Snodgrass Open University
  • Supermoon Watch November 14th
  • Mayo Science & Technology Festival “The Universe” A presentation by David Moore of Astronomy Ireland
  • Telescope Watch for Science Week Report November 16th at AI Headquarters – Moon, Mars and much more!
  • Supermoon Watch November 14th after Einstein’s Theory of Relativity lecture
  • Einstein’s Theory of Relativity By Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, WIT Nov. 14th
  • Science Week 2016 Astronomy Ireland are running lots of events for Science Week November13th – 20th.
  • “The Cosmic Chemical Cauldron”by Dr. Helen Fraser, Open University Oct. 10th.
  • Saturn’s amazing rings Sept.29 Watch
  • “Blow up a Star and find Dark Energy” September 19th by Dr. Cosimo Inserra
  • “Star-B-Q” – Saturday August 27th
  • Perseid Meteor Shower – Nationwide Watch August 4th to 19th
  • “The World in Eleven Dimensions” 8th August by Professor Michael Duff (Imperial College London).
  • “Neptune, Triton and the Outer Solar System” By Dr Craig Agnor, Queen Mary Univ. London
  • Juno, Jupiter and Mars Watch July 8th at Astronomy Ireland Headquarters
  • The Universe David Moore’s one man show comes to Waterford June 23rd Book Now!
  • National Mars Watch June 18th
  • “The Universe invisible to the naked eye” by Dr. Masha Chernyakova, Russia and Geneva June13th
  • “GIANT IMAGES FROM SPACE” By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society Monday May 16th
  • Transit of Mercury Public Watch at AI Headquarters Monday May 9th.
  • National Aquarid Watch The 5th May.
  • “Venus Exploration: past, present and future ” April 11th by Dr Colin Wilson, University of Oxford.
  • Public Moon and Jupiter Watch Monday March 21st at AI HQ.
  • “Major Radio Telescope for Ireland”Monday March 14th: By Prof. Peter Gallagher(TCD)
  • David Moore’s One Man Show: “The Universe” February 25th in the Riverbank, Newbridge Co. Kildare.
  • Moon and Jupiter Watch 23rd February
  • David Moore’s One Man Show: “The Universe” Ennis – Thursday Feb. 18th in Glór Theatre
  • Comet, Orion, Uranus and Pleiades Watch January 28th.
  • “The Universe” Public Lecture Tour January 22nd in the Hawkswell Sligo by David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland.
  • “The Beauty and Science of Nebulae” New Year Lecture on January 18th by Carolin Crawford of University of Cambridge
  • Christmas Telescope Workshop and Uranus and Moon Watch January 15th
  • January 05 ISS Operations and Tim Peake’s Mission by Andrea Boyd ISS Engineer

Events 2015

  • Dec 19th Telescope Watch Uranus and the Moon
  • “Exoplanets and the search for ET” Dec 14th
  • Telescope Watch November 19th
  • Leonid Meteor Shower Nov. 10th-25th
  • Nov. 15th “The Universe!” Lecture by David Moore in Castlebar
  • Report on Moon Watch October 23rd
  • Sept 29th The Town Hall Theatre Galway David Moore Lecture
  • Sept 27/28th Eclipse Watch September
  • Sept 21st ” Rosetta the comet chaser – up close & personal by Laurence O Rourke of ESA “
  • August 15th 2015: Star-B-Q Report
  • 12/13 August The Perseid Meteor Shower
  • July 6 Lecture Comet Samples Brought Back To Earth
  • Report on the Merger of Venus and Jupiter – June 30th
  • Merger of Venus and Jupiter – June 30th
  • Public Sun Show June 20
  • Wednesday May 27th – Telescope Watch Report
  • May 2015 ‘Eclipse Special’
  • May 11th “Einstein and the Big Bang” Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, WIT
  • Thursday April 23rd – Hubble 25th – Moon and Jupiter Watch
  • April 13th “Dark Matter? Dark Energy? – What We Don’t Know About the Universe”by Prof. Andy Shearer NUIG
  • 20th March What next after the Solar Eclipse
  • 20th March Solar Eclipse Report and Images
  • March 9th “Russian Space Science” by Brian Harvey
  • March 3rd Report Jupiter Watch
  • Comet Lovejoy
  • February 9 “Exploring the Realm of the Giants” By Dr. Leigh Fletcher, Oxford
  • January 12 “A surprising Comet” Dr. Pedro Lacerda of the Max Planck Institute.

Events 2014

  • Astro-Expo Sunday December 14th
  • Geminid Metor Shower
  • Moon Watch December 3rd
  • 6th November Moon Watch
  • Black Hole and our Milky Way – Oct. 13 by Dr. John Magorrian (University of Oxford)
  • October 2nd Moon Watch
  • SuperMoon – Sunday Sept. 7th – Tuesday Sept. 9th
  • August 23rd Star-B-Q Report
  • Saturday May 10 Marswatch report

Events 2013

  • 16th November Astro Expo Report
  • 31st August Star-B-Q Report
  • 29th April Lecture “The Gloria Project in a Nutshell” by Professor Lorraine Hanlon, UCD.

Events 2012

  • 14th May “The Science of Armageddon”, By Jay Tate, Spaceguard Centre UK.
  • Mars Watch Report March 29th
  • 13th February “The Mars Science Laboratory” By Kevin Nolan, The Planetary Society.
  • February 1st Jupiter Watch Report
  • 9th January “Searching for Particles at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN” By Professor Peter Watkins, University of Birmingham.

Events 2011

  • 12th December “Why Pluto Is Not A Planet” By Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Discoverer of Pulsars.
  • September 20th Astronomy Ireland Grand Opening
  • 12th September “Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe” By Tom Boles, World Record Supernova Discoverer.
  • 8th August “The Future of Planet Hunting” By Professor Don Pollacco, Queen’s University Belfast
  • 11th July “The Extraordinary Universe; looking at Gamma-rays from Space” By Dr. Mark Lang, Head of School of Physics, NUI Galway
  • May 8th “The Biggest Ever Space Telescope” By Dr. Chris North, BBC’s The Sky at Night
  • 15th April Saturn Watch Report
  • 13th April “The Large Hadron Collider Searching for the God Particle” By Dr. Stephen Myers, CERN, Switzerland.
  • 11th March Moon Watch Report
  • 14th February “Ancient Irish Astronomy: Fact or Fiction?” By Frank Prendergast, DIT & UCD.
  • January 26th Jupiter Watch Report

Events 2010

  • 30th September Jupiter Watch Report
  • 4th September Star-B-Q
  • 9th August “Our Extreme Universe: Ireland’s Role in Gamma-Ray Astronomy” By Dr John Quinn, School of Physics, UCD.
  • 24th July Sun Watch Report
  • 12th July “Saturn and the Cassini-Huygens mission” By Dr. Caitriona Jackman, Space and Atmospheric Physics, Imperial College London.
  • 10th July Saturn Watch
  • 14th June “Black Holes, The LHC & The God Particle” by Dr. Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, Waterford Institute of Technology.
  • 10th May “Studying Winds from Red Giants with HST and FUSE” by Dr Brian Espey, TCD.
  • 22nd April Mars, Moon and Saturn Watch
  • 12th April “Mercury – New Insights”Dr. David Rothery, Open University.
  • 25th March Mars Watch Report
  • 8th March “Behold, Mars!”by Kevin Nolan, DIT
  • 8th February “Living With A Star” Dr Chris Davis, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)
  • 25th January 400 Years of the Telescope Professor Allan Chapman of Wadham College, Oxford

Events 2009

  • 14th December “ESO: The Biggest Telescopes in the World” by Prof. Tim de Zeeuw, Director-General of the European Southern Observatory
  • 14th November Astro-Expo Report
  • 22 October Galilean Nights Report
  • 8th and 9th October “Cassini: New Views of Saturn” Lecture Report by Prof Carl Murray.
  • 9th September Jupiter Watch Report
  • 14th September “Planets Around Other Stars” Lecture Report, by Dr. Chris Watson, Queen’s University.
  • 10th August “Mad About Meteorites” Lecture Report by Dr. Matthew Parkes of the National Museum
  • 23rd July “Moonshot” by Dan Parry Lecture Report
  • 2-5th April Hundred Hours of Astronomy
  • 28th March Earth Hour Telescope Night Report
  • 15th June “Hanny’s Voorwep” Lecture Report by Hanny Van Arkel
  • 8th June “Irish Asteroids” Lecture Report By David Grennan and David McDonald
  • 20th April “From the Moon to Matroshka” by Professor Denis O Sullivan, UCG
  • 16th March “European Space Science and Exploration : Where Are We Now? By Prof. David Southwood, ESA
  • PUBLIC LECTURE  Feb. 9 “Cosmic Casualties” By Doug Ellison star of BBC’s Sky At Night 
  • Venus and Moon Watches Nationwide – 30 January Report HERE
  • 2 January 2009 “Touchdown on Titan” by Prof John Zarnecki  “Touchdown on Titan” – 
    Almost 300 people came to listen to Prof Zarnecki’s talk on his involvement with Cassini-Huygens. Read the report HERE .

Events 2008

  • Venus and the Moon in Conjunction on New Year’s Eve
    The Moon and Venus will be only 3 degrees apart in the evening sky! .
  • Winter Solstice: 21st December 2008
    Astronomy Ireland ran a Solstice Watch for this celestial event, find out more.
  • 13/14 December Geminid Meteor Shower and our Nationwide Geminid Watch.
  • Christmas Lecture December 8th “Living in the Sun’s Atmosphere”
    By well known TV personality Dr. Lucie Green, of Mullard Space Science Laboratory, U.K. and presenter of BBC’s ‘Stardate’ program.
  • December 1st Moon Venus Occultation – images HERE
  • Saturday November 29 WORLD PREMIERE “MARS” HERE
  • Nov. 20th Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Event took place  in the Science Gallery with Bill Cullen and Stephen Attenborough.
  • November 10th  “Smoking Stars” by Dr Simon Jeffery of Armagh Observatory
  • Saturday November 8th Astro-Expo 2008
  • Astronomy Ireland’s David Grennan discovers asteroid – the second discovered from Ireland in just two weeks
  • Catch the Astronomy Ireland Radio Show with Mikey Graham of Boyzone on Tuesday evening 21 October.
  • October 7th New Irish Asteroid discovered by Dave McDonald, in his observatory in Celbridge, Dublin. 
  • Monday October 13  “Searching for stars around other planets from Ireland”    by Greg Hallinan.
  • On Wednesday, September 10th, the LHC in CERN was switched on.
  • September 8 Public Lecture “Light Pollution in Ireland” by Albert White of Ilpac
  • Star-B-Q   Saturday August 30th Report and images.
  • On the 16 August Astronomy Ireland set up telescopes countrywide to view the partial Lunar Eclipse which was visible all over Europe. 
  • August 11 “The key to understanding the Universe” by Professor Michael Rowan Robinson, President of the Royal Astronomical Society.  Get this amazing Lecture on DVD HERE
  • Perseid Meteor Shower 11th/12th/13th August -Astronomy Ireland is asking everyone to contribute to a scientific count of this years Perseid display.
  • September 8 Public Lecture “Light Pollution in Ireland” by Albert White of Ilpac
  • August 1st Solar Eclipse
  • July 14 Dublin and July 15 Cork “The History of Astronomy” by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest
  • NASA discovers ice on Mars HERE
  • Monday May 26th: Phoenix Lands Safely on Mars!
  • May 16th at 8pm FREE Public Lecture. NASA ASTRONAUT IN LIMERICK
  • 15 May ESA Astronaut Dr. Gerhard Thiele paid a visit to Astronomy Ireland to be interviewed for our Magazine and Radio Show about ESA’s search for an Astronaut.  RTE television News dropped in too.  Report and pictures here…
  • 12 May Public Lecture “Engaging youth: An Astronomical Journey in 3D” by Robert Hill of the Northern Ireland Space Office in Armagh Planetarium 
  • May 1 Thursday Telescope Night in Phoenix Park, Dublin Pictures and Report …
  • 15 April Nationwide Public Saturn Watches in various locations throughout Ireland. Report
  • 14 April Public Lecture “Searching for Dark Matter and Mini Black Holes” by Dr. Brian Cox, ex pop group D-ream, University of Manchester and CERN, Geneva
  • March 31: Public Lecture “Adventures with the Hubble Telescope” by Lars Lindberg Christiansen ESA/Hubble.
  • March 29 Earth Hour Telescope Night report…
  • March 12: Moon Watches Nationwide report…. .
  • March 10: Public Lecture – “Shooting the Eclipse with Patrick Moore” by Carl O’Beirnes and David Grennan who were recently on the BBC Sky At Night  programme with Patrick Moore imaging the lunar eclipse .
  • February 21 Total Eclipse of Moon – Last good one until 2015 REPORT
  • February 11: Public Lecture – “LISA – Gravitational Wave Mission” By Dr Harry Ward, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • January 30: Evening Classes
  • January 26: Galway Festival
  • January 23: Nationwide Mars watches ( Report )
  • January 14: Public Lecture – “Interpreting Meteorites: a paradigm shift” By Dr. Ian Sanders, Trinity College Dublin
  • January 10-12: Young Scientists Exhibiton.

Events 2007 

  • December 14: Nationwide Mars and Geminid Watches.
  • December 10: Public Lecture – “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” By Dr. Tim O’Brien, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK.
  • 28ú Mí na Samhna “Na réaltaí agus an Spéir san Oíche” le Eamonn O’Fearcháin.
  • November 25: Astro-Expo
  • November 24: Day trip to Armagh Planetarium
  • November 14: Public lecture in Athlone: “The Big Bang” by Dave McCann
  • It is with great sadness and shock that we have learned that Astronomy Ireland’s Space Flight correspondent Colm J. Cannon has passed away here
  • November 13: Nationwide Uranus and Comet Holmes watches REPORT
  • November 12: Public Lecture – “Near Earth Asteroids” By Dr. Neil McBride, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, Open University, UK. in association with Discover Science and Engineering.
  • November 5,6,7: Public lecture in Galway, Cork, Dundalk: “The Day the Sun Attacked the Earth” by renowned writer Stuart Clark.
  • C/2007 F 1 Loneos comet HERE
  • October 11: Astronomy Evening Classes
  • October 8: Public Lecture – “Extrasolar Planets and the hunt for life in the Universe” By Dr. Ian Stevens, University of Birmingham, Uk. in association with Discover Science and Engineering.
  • September 10: Public Lecture – “Supernovae – hunting exploding stars” By Professor Stephen Smartt, Queens University, Belfast in association with Discover Science and Engineering
  • September 8: Star-B-Q
  • August 13: Public Lecture – “Building a Universe Byte by Byte” By Prof Brad Gibson, Theoretical Astrophysics, University Central Lancashire
  • July 9: Public Lecture – “The Birth of Stars and Planets” By Dr Emma Whelan of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)
  • June 11: Public Lecture – “The Heliosphere-Living inside the Sun’s Atmosphere” By Dr. Peter Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin
  • May 14: Public Lecture – “Digital Deep Sky Astrophotography” By Dave Grennan and Jed Glover
  • May 5: Star-B-Q
  • April 24: Astronomy Ireland Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of “The Sky at Night” with Sir Patrick Moore OBE. Report
  • April 16: Public Lecture – “Black holes: observation, theory and geometry” By Dr. Oisin MacConamhna
  • March 12: Public Lecture – “Bang” By Dr. Chris Lintott of BBC’s Sky at Night programme
  • March 3: Nationwide Lunar Eclipse Watch. Details
  • February 12: Public Lecture – “The Universe- A Biography” By Dr. John Gribbin, Sussex University, UK
  • January 31: Beginner’s Astronomy Evening Classes Trinity College
  • January 9-13: BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
  • January 8: Public Lecture – “Black Holes and White Rabbits” By Professor John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland

Events 2006

  • December 13: Countrywide Geminid Watches
  • December 11: Christmas Lecture, Trinity College, ” Women in Astronomy ” by Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell of Oxford University.
  • December 10: “The Solar System, A Guided Tour” by Colm J. Cannon – 3.00pm in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park
  • December 2: Hundreds attend Astro-Expo 2006 Ireland’s Biggest Astronomy and Space Exhibition which was opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Vincent Jackson.
  • November 28: Uranus-Moon Watch and Telescope Show Report
  • November 17: Leonid Meteor Shower to put on an extra special display. Read more
  • November 13: Public Lecture, Schrodinger Theatre, TCD. ” Blackrock Castle Robotic Observatory ” by Dr. Niall Smith of CIT
  • November 9,10,11,12: Stand at Toys 4 Big Boys in the RDS
  • November 1: Hundreds attend Moon and Comet SWAN Watches Nationwide
  • October 20: Public Lecture, Schrodinger Theatre, TCD. As part of Maths Week ” Mathematics, the Stars and Black Holes ” by Dr. Peter Duffy.
  • October 12: Astronomy classes
  • October 9: Public Lecture Trinity College “Mars – our Origin and Destiny” By Kevin Nolan of the Planetary Society.
  • September 14: Cork Branch Meeting – Guest Speaker John McCarthy Topic: “Launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis” More
  • September 11: Major Public Lecture, Trinity College, ” Current European Space Exploration “, by Professor David Southwood, Science Director of the European Space Agency.
  • September 7: Partial Lunar Eclipse visible at 7:49pm More
  • August 26: Star-B-Q . Nearly 400 people enjoy Ireland’s greatest gathering of enthusiasts. Report
  • August 14: Public Lecture: “Celestial Mechanics” By Patrick Browne of NUI Galway.
  • August 12/13: Perseid Meteor Shower more info
  • November 19-20: Astro-Expo – Ireland’s biggest FREE Astronomy and Space Exhibition took place in DCU Report
  • November 4 : Mars Watches countrywide; Plus Live webcast in association with Vodafone 3G. Report Here
  • October 3: Nationwide Solar Eclipse Watches Report and see our Eclipse Page for details on how to observe this special event
  • August 26: Star-B-Q . Report
  • August 14: Public Lecture ” Celestial Mechanics “, by Patrick Browne of NUI Galway.
  • July 10: Public Lecture ” Astronomical Imaging with a CCD Camera “, by Kevin Sweeney.
  • July 4: Comet Crash Watch reports Nationwide – Deep Impact
  • June 12: Public Lecture ” Adaptive Optics ” by Professor Chris Dainty of NUI Galway.
  • May 8: Public Lecture ” Archaeoastronomical Discoveries ” by Paul Griffin.
  • April 28: Star-B-Q – 170 people enjoyed a fantastic night in Roundwood with talks, displays, viewing and of course food. Read More
  • April 10: Public lecture – ” Star Death: Cosmic Pollution and Cosmic Recycling
  • March 29: Total Eclipse Trip 2006 Turkey – Incredible, fantastic, emotional!!! – some of the superlatives used for one of the most amazing sights in nature. 
  • March 29: Partial Eclipse of Sun visible from Ireland
  • March 14: Penumbral Eclipse
  • March 13: Public lecture – ” The Hunt for Extrasolar Planets in Globular Clusters “. By Dr. Ray Butler, Dept. Physics, NUI Galway.
  • February 27: ” Solar Eclipses – Past, Present and Future ” (a must for anyone thinking of going to Turkey for the Eclipse Trip ). By David Grennan.
  • February 13: ” Black Holes: Newton watches Andromeda with X-ray eyes ” by Dr. Ulrich Kolb, Open University, U.K.
  • January 12, 13, 14: BT Young Scientists Exhibition in the RDS, visit Astronomy Ireland stand there.
  • January 12: New year lecture: ” The Big Bang ” by Dr. Simon Singh in Trinity College
  • January 9: New year lecture:; ” Challenger and Columbia ” by Colm J. Cannon

Events 2005

  • December 12: Christmas Lecture – ” Cosmology from beginning to end ” by Chris Lintott of the BBC’s “The Sky at Night”
  • November 19-20: Astro-Expo – Ireland’s biggest FREE Astronomy and Space Exhibition took place in DCU
  • November 14: Public Lecture and book signing: ” The Chinese Space Programme by Brian Harvey, Space Author. Hear Brian interviewed on Astronomy Ireland radio show 08/11/05 Here
  • October 10: Public Lecture ” Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System ” by Dr Ian Sanders of TCD.
  • September 12: Public Lecture, D.C.U. ” Historic Telescopes of Armagh Observatory ” By Dr. John Butler of Armagh Observatory.
  • September 6: As part of the BA’s Festival of Science, Ireland’s best known astronomer David Moore gave a lecture entitled “A Hitchiker’s Guide to the Universe” in the National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1.
  • August 8: Public Lecture DCU ” Our Dynamic Sun ” by Dr. Peter T. Gallagher of NASA’s Sun Observatory (SOHO).
  • July 11: Lecture in D.C.U ” Time Travel Illustrated ” by Brian Coleman No DVD
  • May 9: Public lecture ” Looking inside the Stars ” by Dr. Simon Jeffery of Armagh Observatory.
  • June 13: DCU Lecture – Astronomy in ancient Sligo and Meath by Martin Byrne
  • May 7: Star-B-Q under clear skies report
  • April 15: National Moon Watch Day countrywide
  • April 11: ” Albert Einstein – his life and times ” Public lecture in association with Astrosoc and The Institute of Physics in Ireland in The Hub Dublin City University to celebrate Einstein Year 2005.
  • March 14: Public lecture ” Edgeworth Kuiper Belt Objects/Planet X” by Astronomy Ireland’s Eamonn Ansbro of Kingsland Observatory.
  • The 9,000th person to join Astronomy Ireland since it was founded in 1990 was annouced at our March Lecture in D.C.U. Dublin. Thomas Monks from Clonsilla in Dublin has won a weekend in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee – this charming intimate 4 Star hotel located 5-minute stroll from Tralee centre. This prize is for 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal for 2 people.
  • March 4: NATIONAL SATURN WATCH DAY Report
  • Feb 24: Cork Meeting/Lecture featuring new European Astronomical Robotic Observatory being launched for Cork Europe City of Culture 2005.
  • FEB 14: Public Lecture: CASSINI-HUYGENS MISSION TO SATURN
  • Jan 10: “William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865), Ireland’s greatest mathematician.” By Dr. Fiacre O’Cairbre, NUI Maynooth
  • Jan 7 & 13: Countrywide Comet watches in support of the Asian Tsunami appeal

Events 2004 

  • DEC. 7: LECTURE “Lord Rosse’s Telescope at Birr Co. Offaly” by Dr Allan Chapman from Oxford University and Channel 4
  • Astro Expo 2004 Report
  • November Lecture Photographing Planets by Damian Peach
  • October Lecture DCU, Search for Novae and Supernovae by Guy Hurst
  • September 13 Public Lecture DCU Mars – life in hostile Environments By Dr. Tom Mason, Armagh Planetarium.
  • August 13 – 400 people at Star-B-Q of August 13 2004
  • August 9 Public Lecture DCU ” Titan Blinks “
  • July 12 Monthly Lecture DCU ” Internet Telescopes “
  • June 8 – Transit of Venus Report
  • May 10 – Transit of Venus DCU Monthly Lecture by Dr. Ed Barnett, Space Encounters
  • May 7 – Close to 200 people at Star-B-Q
  • May 4 – TOTAL ECLIPSE OF MOON. See list of Watches Nation-wide
  • April Lecture ” Ireland In Space Prof. Susan McKenna Lawlor
  • March Lecture ” Heading for Mars ” Dr Stuart Smith, NASA
  • New Year Lecture Prof Southwood ESA

Events 2003 

  • Thousands at Astro-Expo 2003 – report and pictures
  • ESA for Astro-Expo 2003 (Nov. 15 & 16 2003)
  • Lunar Eclipse Watches Nation-wide November 8 2003
  • Best photo of Mars taken from Ireland!
  • An enormous crowd of over 500 people at Star-B-Q August 23! Review and pictures
  • Report on Mars Watches Nation-wide August 27
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