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David Moore

David Moore is Ireland's best known astronomer, writing and broadcasting on a regular basis since the 1980s. In 1990 he founded Astronomy Ireland which has grown to become the biggest astronomy society in the world relative to population with nearly 15,000 Irish people joining in its first 25 years.

He is Editor of Astronomy Ireland's magazine Astronomy Ireland magazine which is published in full colour every month bringing the latest news and discoveries along with everything to see in Irish skies. As Editor, he has met and interviewed Neil Armstrong (who told us he was Irish!), Buzz Aldrin, Commander Chris Hadfield, Sir Patrick Moore, Stephen Hawking, Prof Brian Cox, and a whole host of other astronomers and astronauts down through the decades.

For many years in the 1990s David presented "Astronomy on The Den" on RTE 2 television, first with Zig & Zag and then with Ray D'Arcy, Dustin and friends. Later he moved to RTE 1 television and presented a monthly slot on "Live at 3" with Derek Davis and Thelma Mansfield. But he's been on everything from the Late Late Show to thousands of local radio interviews (about 500 a year) so he's no stranger to a microphone He's been broadcasting and writing about space since the 1980s.  There's quite a few TV interviews on our youtube channel  e.g. this one from his sold-out theatre-tour recently: https://youtu.be/p02pnt04sEU

In 1997 he launched Astronomy & Space magazine on Irish and U.K. news-stands now called Astronomy Ireland magazine and opened Ireland's first Astronomy Shop. David is Chairman of Astronomy Ireland and can often be seen and heard on TV and radio all around Ireland commenting on the latest news stories in astronomy and space.

David is always available to the media 24/7 on 086 06 46 555

Buzz Aldrin, second man on the Moon, talks to David Moore about Astronomy & Space magazine.
Bill Cullen, renowned Irish businessman, chats with David Moore about Astronomy Ireland.
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David Moore with Brian May and Ben Emmett
Pat Kenny with David Moore
Singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh (who has a great following in Russia), M. Korhev of the Russian Embassy and David Moore, Chairman Astronomy Ireland, attempt to contact the Mir Space Station.
Here pictured with Prof. Stephen Hawking
With a much used 21" telescope
                            
                     
Giving a talk
                   
 

In the early days with Sir Patrick Moore (



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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