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Nationwide Evening Classes

Astronomy Ireland are run a twice yearly series of Evening Classes in many towns and cities all around the country. More details HERE


As the national astronomy society in Ireland with 3,000 active members and an even bigger public following we receive a lot of requests for information like this so we are very keen to provide a listing of every course in Ireland and you can help us by keeping us up to date on changes or additions so we may keep this website up to date at all times.

Work Experience

Astronomy Ireland takes on people/students for Work Experience. Typically these are young people doing Transition Year students but we also take on people doing FÁS courses and others. Email or call 086 06 46 555 .

Where to study Astronomy In Ireland

University College Cork

Astrophysics Dept
Tel:(021) 4903211

Dublin City University

B.Sc in Physics with Astronomy
Course Director: Dr. Enda McGlynn
Tel: (01) 7005000

MSc in Astrophysics and Relativity
Faculty of Science and Health ( The course will open to applications in early November 2019and the first intake will commence in Sept 2020).


University College Dubin

Physics with Astronomy and Space Science
Course Director: Lorraine Hanlon
Tel: (01) 7162214

NUI Galway

B.Sc. in Physics with Astrophysics
Course Director: Ray Butler
Tel: (091) 493788

NUI Maynooth

Physics with Astrophysics
Head of Department: Prof. J. Anthony Murphy
Tel: (01) 7083771

Trinity College Dublin

Physics with Astrophysics
Head of School: Prof. James Lunney.
Head of Astrophysics: Dr. Peter Gallagher
Tel: (01) 896 1300

CIT Cork

The Department of Applied Physics & Instrumentation offers postgraduate studies in astrophysics, with emphasis on the development of high-speed imaging devices.
Tel: (021) 4326369

Queen's University Belfast

The Department of Physics and Astronomy
Departmental Office
Tel 028 9097 3941

AGSI (Astronomical Science Group of Ireland)

There is an active research community of about 150 Irish astronomers (2007) in the universities of Ireland and D.I.A.S. who can be contacted at:

The ASGI holds 2 meetings a year in one of the member institutions, usually around the date of the equinoxes, that last 1 or 2 days where short talks on a wide variety of subjects are present and a guest speaker from abroad is usually invite. ASGI also has an emailing list with notices of meetings, study and job vacancies, etc. Contact the secretary at their website.


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