Welcome to Astronomy Ireland
We are delighted to have you as a member. Astronomy Ireland is a non-profit organisation and the largest national astronomy club in the world relative to population and we publish a full-colour 48-page magazine that is posted directly to members every month. It was founded in 1990 by David Moore and has grown over 30 years to a community of more 15,000 members.
Our aim is to promote astronomy, space interest and education in Ireland. We achieve this aim by holding talks, lectures, observing sessions and other events nationwide, and through our magazine called Astronomy Ireland. The magazine includes, amongst other things, news, letters, book reviews, reader’s photo gallery and details on what to see in the sky during the month. Membership also entitles you to concession rate admittance to our public lectures. You do not need to own a telescope to be a member, everybody is welcome to join.
We also run Astronomy Courses for Beginners twice per year in various locations throughout the country. Members are also entitled to a discount on course fees.