The IAA Lecture Programme for 2017 - 18 commences on Wednesday 20th September at 19:30 in the Bell Lecture Theatre, QUB
IAA Lecture Programme 2017 - 18
Sep 20th: Prof Mark Bailey, Emeritus Director of Armagh Observatory - ""Ancient Stones and Comets: Developing the Giant-Comet Hypothesis"
IAA Lecture Programme 2016 - 17
Sep 21st: Prof Alan Fitzsimmons "Sungrazing Comets: Falling Into Hell"
IAA Lecture Programme 2015 – 16
Sep 23: Leo Enright: ‘Pluto, New Horizons, and the Edgeworth (Kuiper) Belt’
Oct 07: Terry Moseley - "Our Sun: Friend or Foe?"
Oct 21: David Shayler, FBIS – “The Astronomer Astronauts”
Nov 4: Dr Maria Cullen, DCU: – “Anazoeing Mars"
Nov 18: Brian MacGabhann, GAC: “On the Shoulders of Giants; The Story of Our Quest to Understand the Cosmos”.
Dec 02: Prof Susan McKenna-Lawlor, NUIM, STIL: “Rosetta Mission, its Philae Lander, and the First Irish Satellite”
Dec 16: Tony Drennan (former IAA Pres) “ Sherlock Holmes, Pocahontas, and the Star Atlas with no stars”
Jan 02: IAA New Year Party, Comber. Details later.
Jan 06: Dr David Asher, Armagh Obs. "When Earth encounters interplanetary matter: bananas, wings and Totoro"
Jan 20: Dr Heather Cegla, QUB: ‘Earthlike Exoplanets’.
Feb 03: Prof Mihalis Mathioudakis: "What we'll learn from the biggest solar telescope in the world"
Feb 17: Prof Andy Shearer, NUIG: “What we don’t know (Dark Energy and Dark Matter)”
Mar 02: Dr Nick Howes “The Biggest Telescope in the World” (ALMA)
Mar 16: Michael O’Connell, MAC: "The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Computer".
Mar 30: Kevin Nolan (The Planetary Society) “An Emerging Cosmic Perspective”
Apr 13: AGM + ??
Sep 24th: Leo Enright: "Latest Science Results from Rosetta at the Comet"
Oct 8th: Prof Don Kurtz: "The Kepler Mission: Exoplanets and Asteroseismology"
Oct 22nd: Prof Lawrence Krauss: "Cosmic connections: from the Big Bang to life on Earth"
NB: this will be held in the Larmor Lecture Theatre, Physics, QUB.
Nov 5th: Prof Andy Shearer: "Big Telescopes, New Detectors, Fast Processing: the new era in astronomy"
Nov 19th: Dr Mike Simms "What meteorites tell us about the early Solar System"
Dec 3rd: Prof Tom Ray: "The Einstein Lens and a Tale of Two Eclipses"
Dec 17th: Dr Ernst De Mooij (QUB) : Characterising the atmospheres of exoplanets
Lecture Programme 2015
Jan 3rd: New Year Party, details in form here....http://documents.irishastro.org.uk/nyp2015.doc
Jan 7th: John Flannery (IAS) - "The Sky by Eye – How to Rediscover the Soul of Astronomy"
Jan 21st: Prof Alan Fitzsimmons: "Rosetta: The Final Picture of a Comet"
Feb 4th: Tom O'Donoghue: "Astrophotography: From Single Pane to Mega-mosaic"
Feb 18th: Dr Jorick Vink - "Star Formation in the Milky Way and in the early Universe" (Note change of lecture)
Mar 4th: Dr John Mason: "Mysteries of the Aurora"
Mar 18th: Paul Evans: "The Deep Partial Solar Eclipse of 20th March 2015"
April 1st: Dr Kate Russo and Terry Moseley: "The March 20 Total Solar Eclipse - What we saw"
April 15th: AGM.