Public Moon Watch 2022

Friday 8th April 8PM in AI Headquarters Blanchardstown (location)
 

Come and see our nearest neighbour in space in incredible detail through some of Ireland’s biggest telescopes.

You’ll see craters, mountains, even mountains inside the craters as the Moon is at its highest and best seen at this time of year for our Annual Moon Watch.

Bring the whole family and all your friends for a night to remember!

This event will take place at our HQ in Blanchardstown All are welcome and a great night is promised. The Moon, our nearest neighbour is always a great target with lots to see. On the night we will have refreshments available, with lots to see and do.

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 event will begin at 8:00pm at our Headquarters in Blanchardstown (just off the M50) For map and directions visit:

How to Find Us HERE

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

TELESCOPE CLINIC TOO

If you have difficulty setting up or using your own telescope feel free to bring it along and as the crowd dies down we will have time to show you how to set it up and give you a quick guide on how best to use it.

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.

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