Telescopes, Books and Equipment

June 2024

Public Lecture live from ESO in Chile

Monday June 10


by Dr. Thomas Moore Queen’s University Belfast

May 2024

Public Lecture

Monday May 13

“New ways of looking at Io volcanoes”

by Professor Lionel Wilson, University of Lancaster.

April 2024

Public Lecture

“The Science & Instrumentation of Ground Based

Gamma-Ray Astronomy”

by Dr. Gary Kenny, Physics and Instrumentation, ATU Galway

March 2024

Annual Moon Watch

Saturday March 16

All welcome suitable for young and old!!

February 2024

Public Lecture

Monday February 12

“Astronomical Causes of Climate Change”

By Dr. James Fradgley

January 2024

Jupiter Watch/Christmas Telescope Workshop

Wednesday January 24

Did you get a Telescope for Christmas?

Then come along and learn how to use it!

January 2024

New Year Lecture

Monday January 8

Photographing galaxies: my learning journey

Dr. Jane Clark FRAS Astronomy Author

December 2023

Christmas Public Lecture

Monday December 11

“The Science of Santa Claus”

By Dr. Steve Barrett, University of Liverpool

November 2023

Science Week Public Lecture

“The Universe”

David Moore talks in Mayo Congregation | Reality | Unconference | Mind Mesh

Saturday November 25

Science Week Public Lecture

“The Universe”

David Moore talks in Mayo Congregation | Reality | Unconference | Mind Mesh

Saturday November 25

Science Week Public Lecture

Monday November 13


By Dr. Ian Sanders TCD Geology Department

Science Week Public Lecture

David Moore takes his ‘The Universe’ show to Tralee

Friday November 17


Science Week Watch Tuesday 21st November

Saturn and Moon Watch

Fun for all so do join us!!

October 2023

Lunar Eclipse

Saturday October 28

Visible all over Ireland

Space Week

Space Week 2023

Lots happening all this week!

Find out more HERE

Public Lecture

Monday October 9

Robots in Space

By Dr Elizabeth Pearson, News Editor for BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

September 2023


Tuesday September 26

Saturn Watch

Fun for all so do join us!!


Star-B-Q 2023

September 9

Book early to avoid disapointment!!

Great food, lectures, stands, telescopes and dark skies.

Public Lecture

Monday September 11

Astrobiology and the search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures.

By Dr Sean McMahon (University of Edinburgh)

August 2023

Super Blue Moon

August 30

Super Blue Moon

Visible all over Ireland

Join us for our Venus Watch

Sunday August 27

at AI Headquarters

August 12/13

Perseid Meteor Shower

Visible all over Ireland

Public Lecture

Monday August 14

The Beginning of Everything

by Dr. Steve Barrett, Physics Dept. (University of Liverpool)

July 2023

Public Watch

Venus Watch

Sunday July 30

at AI Headquarters

Dark Matter Clumps

Public Lecture Monday July 10

Searching for Dark Matter

By Professor Dan Tovey (University of Sheffield)

June 2023


Sunday June 18

at Astronomy Ireland HQ Blanchardstown.

Public Lecture

Monday 12th June

Black Holes

by Professor Anne Green, University of Nottingham.

MAY 2023

Public Lecture

Monday 8th May

We’re going to Mars -bar the shouting!

By Dr Martin Braddock, FRAS. Working in the field of Space Medicine.

APRIL 2023

Public Lecture

Monday 10th April

“The End of Everything”

by Dr. Steve Barrett, Physics Dept., University of Liverpool.

March 2023

PUBLIC LECTURE To Celebrate Irish Astronomy Week

Monday 20th March *Note Date Change!

“Is the Hubble Constant a Constant”

By Dr. Eoin OColgain, Atlantic Technological University Sligo

February 2023

Monday 13th February

“Last Horizons: The Edge of the Solar System”

By Dr. Steph Merritt, Astrophysics Research Centre QUB.

Wednesday 1st February 2023

Beginners Evening Classes

Ever popular so book earlier so as not to be disappointed!

January 2023

JWST Telescope


Monday 9th January

New Eyes on the Universe: The James Webb Telescope

By Dr. Henrik Melin, STFC James Webb Fellow, Leicester University.

December 2022

Christmas Lecture 12th of December

“The Star of Bethlehem”

By Dr. Steve Barrett of Department of Physics University of Liverpool.

A light hearted look at astronomical canditates for the Star of Bethlehem

Telescope Workshop

2nd December at 7pm in AI Headquarters, Blanchardstown.

FREE to all!! See Mars and the Moon among other objects.

November 2022


November 14th Public Lecture

“The Science of Star Wars”

By Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University

A look at what is fiction and what is fact!!

October 2022

Tuesday October 25th

Partial Solar Eclipse

Email your images to us at for your chance to be featured in our magazines special eclipse report.

Exploding Meteor

Monday 10th Public Lecture

“Ten ways the Universe tries to kill you”

by Stephen Tonkin, Author and Astronomy Communicator

September 2022


Monday 12th Public Lecture

“The Spaceguard Centre”

by Jay Tate Principal Spaceguard

Examining the threat posed by objects from outer space


Star-B-Q 2022 August 27th

Book Early so as not to be disappointed!

Fun, food and astronomy

August 2022

Nationwide Perseid Watch

All from the comfort of your own home

Night of 12th and into the 13th August

No specialist equipment needed just your eyes.


on 10th, 11th and 12th of August

Dominating the night sky of the next few nights