"Heavens Above" Exhibition comes to Carrickfergus Museum 9th November - 6th January 2018

Heavens Above

Launch Event - 7pm - 9:30pm Friday 10th November

Introduction by The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim with talks by Dr Mike Simms from the Ulster Museum on Meteorites and IAA President Paul Evans on Beginners' Astrophotograhy. Virtual Reality Demonstration, Stardome sessions and, weather permitting, Night Sky Observng. £2 charge for Stardome

Stardome sessions 2pm - 4:30pm Saturday 11th November

Be guided through a projected simulation of the Night Sky by one of our experienced Presenters inside the IAA's Stardome. These presentations are very popular so it is recommended that you book on arrival. £2 charge for Stardome

Exhibition open 8th November until 6th January 2018

A presentation of forty images professionally printed, framed and hung, all taken by members of the Irish Astronomical Association. Some were taken at remote dark locations while many more were taken here in Northern Ireland covering a range of subjects and taken with both high-end specialist cameras and standard amateur equipment.

Also on display there is a selsction of Vintage Astronomical Equipment from Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, a collection of Meteorites from Dr Mike Simms and items of Space Memorabilia from Dr Andy McCrea.