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Astronomy Ireland tries to make all of its events a national affair as the majority of our members live outside Dublin - something we cherish.

So all lectures in Dublin are made available on DVD for everyone in Ireland (you can "BOOK TICKETS" or "ORDER DVD" if you can't get to Dublin). 

Similarly the 'Watches' we are famous for running are held in several events around Ireland - if you have a telescope and want to set it up in your area in association with one of our Watches please email our Director director@astronomy.ie

Check back on this page regularly for updates.

 

January 2008
Jan 8-12 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
Venue: RDS Dublin HERE
Jan 14 New Year Lecture 
 

Title: "A new paradigm for the early Solar System" - evidence from meteorites by Dr. Ian Sanders, Geology Dept. Trinity College Dublin.

Jan 30 Our ever Popular Evening Classes start Nationwide
Venues: Trinity College Dublin, Athlone IT and Jury's Hotel, Western Road, Cork.

Starting in the above venues on Wednesday 30 January and continuing every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 7:30 to 9:30 each night. Book early as previous classes have been oversubscribed.

 
 
February 2008
Feb 11 Public Lecture 

Title: LISA - Astronomy by measuring picometer movements over gigameter baselines 
by Dr. Harry Ward, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, Scotland.  

 
 
March 2008
 Mar 10 Public Lecture  

 

"Shooting the Eclipse with Patrick Moore"
    by Carl O'Beirnes and David Grennan.

 

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

 

March 2008
 
 Mar 12 Moon Watches  

 

 

Public Moon Watches will be held in various locations all over Ireland including Dublin, Carlow, Tipperary, Louth, Clare  more......
    

 

 
 
*Monday Mar 31 Public Lecture  *NB date/venue change Monday 31st March in Hamilton Bldg, Trinity College.

 

"Adventures with the Hubble Space Telescope"
    by Lars Lindberg Christensen, ESA/Hubble Munich Germany.

In association with the Irish Times

 Lars is very much the public face of ESA and the Hubble Space Telescope. He is also Press Officer for the IAU (International Astronomical Union) MORE

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

 

 
 
April 2008
Apr 14 Public Lecture 


"CERN - searching for Dark Matter and Mini Black Holes"
    by Dr. Brian Cox, University of Manchester and CERN, Geneva.

    BBC- Horizon program with Brian Cox -  a keyboard player with pop sensation with D-ream in the 1990's now one of the world's top scientists working in CERN Geneva >>>>

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

 
 
Apr 15 Saturn Watches 


Astronomy Ireland is holding Saturn Watches all over Ireland tonight more....

 
 
May 2008
May 12 Public Lecture 

 

"Astronomy in Ireland"
    by Robert Hill of the Northern Ireland Space Office.

    Robert Hill is one of Ireland's foremost Astronomy and Space communicators, based in the Nothern Ireland Space Office MORE

                            BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

   
   
 
 
June 2008
Jun 9th Public Lecture 


"Direct Dark Matter Searches"
    by Professor Tim Sumner, Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London.

   BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

 
 
July 2008
Jul 14 Public Lecture  Dublin

To promote their New Book
"From Babylon to the Big Bang - a History of Astronomy"

    by best selling authors and TV Producers

 Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.

    Heather Couper who was awarded a CBE in 2007 along with Nigel Henbest are two internationally renowned popular science authors and media personalities.  Heather will present 'Cosmic Quest' BBC 4 30 part series in Summer 2008 MORE

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

Jul 15  Public Lecture  Cork

To promote their New Book
"From Babylon to the Big Bang - a History of Astronomy"

    by best selling authors and TV Producers

 Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.

    Heather Couper who was awarded a CBE in 2007 along with Nigel Henbest are two internationally renowned popular science authors and media personalities.  Heather will present 'Cosmic Quest' BBC 4 30 part series in Summer 2008 MORE

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

   
Jul 23   Private screening for AI members


Astronomy Ireland in Association with Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures ( Ireland ) presents:
 

An Exclusive Private Screening of Wall-E  
 

 
 
August 2008
Aug 11 Public Lecture  

 

'The Cosmological Distance Ladder - the key to understanding the universe'

by Professor Michael Rowan Robinson, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, Imperial College London, UK.

 
 
Aug 30 Star-B-Q
 

Star-B-Q - Ireland's biggest annual star party - an event not to be missed - fun food and astronomy.  More details here....

            

 
 
September 2008
Sept 8th Public Lecture 

 

"Light Pollution in Ireland"
    by Albert White of the Irish Light Pollution Awareness Campaign.

    Albert is a tireless campaigner for keeping our skies dark.  (ILPAC) the organisation he founded in 2003 is part of The International Dark Sky Organisation

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

 
 
October 2008
Oct 9th Popular Evening Classes
Venues: Trinity College Dublin, Cork, Athlone and other venues TBA

Starting on Thursday Oct 9th and continuing every Thursday for 8 weeks from 7:30 to 9:30 each night. The classes go from strength to strength.

 

Oct 13 The Colm J.Cannon Memorial  Lecture 

 

"Looking for a Pulse, the search for Radio Emission from Extrasolar Planets"
    by Greg Hallinan, Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway.

    The Search goes on.  Several hundred extrasolar planets have sofar been discovered some of those posisibly 'life bearing'.

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

 
 
November 2008
Nov 10 Public Lecture  


"Smoking Stars"
    by Dr. Simon Jeffery, Research  Scientist, Armagh Observatory.

    

BOOK TICKETS          ORDER DVD

Nov 8th Astro-Expo 2008 - in the Science Gallery, Trinity College
The biggest Astronomy and Space exhibition on this island. This year the event is centred around the search for extrasolar planets. Other exhibits will include planetaria, meteorites, imaging displays, telescopes, Astronomy Degree courses and a full compliment of lectures and activities.  Definitely not to be missed!!!!!
   
 
 
December 2008
Dec 8th Christmas Lecture 

 

"Living in the Sun's Atmosphere"
    by
Dr. Lucie Green, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, U.K..

  Lucie is the co-presenter of the BBC/Open University astronomy programme "Stardate" and has appeared regularly on the 'Sky at Night'

BOOK TICKETS          

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