2005
Please note that events, lectures etc. are subject to change throughout the year and the following is only intended as a guide.
January
7 Nationwide Comet Watches
13,14,15:    Esat BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2005 RDS
10:         NEW YEAR LECTURE  *Note SOLD OUT Venue Change Dunsink to Observatory*
"William Rowan Hamilton (1805--1865),  Ireland's greatest mathematician."
By Dr. Fiacre O'Cairbre, NUI Maynooth
February
2: Beginners Evening Classes start in DCU Dublin 9
14:         Monthly Lecture DCU in association with
"The Cassini-Huygens Mission"
By Prof. Carl D. Murray, Astronomy Unit Queen Mary College, London
24: Cork Branch Meeting/Lecture, Jury's, Western Road.
March
4:

Saturn Watches Nationwide 8pm


14:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
" Edgeworth Kuiper Belt Objects/Planet X"
by Astronomy Ireland's Eamonn Ansbro of Kingsland Observatory

April

11: Monthly Lecture DCU in association with The Institute of Physics 
“Albert Einstein - his life and times by Prof. Petros Florides Trinity College Dublin (Free admission)
Albert EinsteinTM HUJ, www.albert-einstein.net
15:  Moon Watch 9pm (BST Note)
29: Star-B-Q postponed to May 7 (click or see below)
May
7: Star-B-Q
9:         Monthly Lecture DCU
"Looking inside the Stars"
Dr. Simon Jeffery, Armagh Observatory
June
13:         Monthly Lecture DCU
Astronomy in Ancient Sligo and Meath” 
by Martin Byrne
July

11:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
"Time Travel Illustrated: 
The Special Relativity Cosmographicum"

By Brian Coleman of BC Systems
August

8:        

Monthly Lecture DCU  
"Our Dynamic Sun"  
by Dr. Peter T Gallagher UCD and NASA
26: Star-B-Q Astronomy and food under the stars 
September
6: Astronomy Ireland Lecture in Association with the BA, "The Hitch- Hikers Guide to the Universe" by David Moore. The National College of Ireland, IFSC, Dublin 1.
12: Monthly Lecture DCU
"Historic Telescopes of Armagh Observatory
By Dr. John Butler of Armagh Observatory
October
3: Solar Eclipse Watches Countrywide
 6: Beginners Evening Classes DCU
10:  Monthly Lecture DCU              
Meteorites and the origin of the Solar System” 
by Dr. Ian Sanders, Trinity College Dublin.
November
4: Mars Watches Countrywide

14:        

Monthly Lecture DCU
"The Chinese Space Programme"
By Brian Harvey
19, 20: **Astro-Expo**
Ireland's Biggest Astronomy and Space Exhibition
December
12:      
Christmas Lecture - DCU
"Cosmology - From beginning to end"
By Chris Lintott star of The Sky at Night
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