IAA President Paul Evans gives out the Club News and gives us a trip around the highlights of the Autumn Sky
Our speaker at this meeting is Dr Sophie Murray, currently a Research Fellow at TCD where she works on Space Weather projects within the Astrophysics Research Group. She has previously worked with the Met Office on Solar Physics and Thermospheric Modelling projects.
Dr Murray has over ten years experience as a research scientist, analysing and visualising large volumes of satellite data, and developing and verifying modelling techniques. Her current research interests range from solar flares and active regions to the impact of space weather on the Earth's upper atmosphere.
For those of you who couldn't make it, here's the Introductory part of Wednesday's Season Opening meeting including highlights of the Summer, an outline of the first half of the coming season, a look at the Night Sky, and the presentation of the Aidan P Fitzgerald Medal to speaker Professor Mark Bailey!
We're very pleased to report that a number of IAA members on holiday in the USA have had excellent viewing conditions for the Total Solar Eclipse - the featured image comes from Andy McCrea in Idaho with excellent conditions also being reported from Terry Moseley and Kate Russo in Wyoming and a number of members of the Irish Astronomical Community in Oregon.
Congratulations all, well done!
More to follow.