IAA Lecture Programme 2018-19

Queen's University, Belfast

Subscriptions are now open and renewals due for the New Lecture Season which is almost complete - see below.......

You can join us here......... Membership has been held at £20 individual and £25 family - this has been the case for several years now and represents fantastic value!

Meetings are held at the Bell Theatre in Queen's University Belfast - see here for directions....... The proceedngs begin at 19:30 sharp and begin with the President's Welcome and a warm-up talk by one of our experienced astronomers, followed by the main talk, usually given by a Professional Astronomer. Tea, coffee, biscuits and chat is available after the meeting with proceedings usuall closing around 21:30.

We also run Observing evenings, usually at Delamont Country Park in County Down - details here..........http://irishastro.org/observing

During the course of the year we run a number of outreach sessions at various venues some of which will include the IAA's very popular Stardome Planetarium. Details will appear on this website.


Sep 19th - Dr Frank Prendergast, DIT: "From Neolithic to Iron Age - Case Studies in Irish Archaeoastronomy"
Oct 3rd -  Prof Luke Drury: Prof Emeritus, DIAS: "The Dawn of Multi-Messenger Astronomy".
Oct 17th -  Prof Gerry Doyle, AOP: "The Probability of a Doomsday Solar Superflare: Fact or Fiction?"
Oct 31st -  Dr Wes Fraser, QUB:  tbc
Nov 14th -  Michael O'Connell. "Amateur Observations of Meteors"
Nov 28th -  Prof Stephen Smartt, ARC, QUB, "Kilonovae"
Dec 12th -  Paul Evans "Apollo 8 - Christmas Around the Moon"
Jan 5th 2019 - New Year Party
Jan 9th - tbc
Jan 23rd -  Dr Neale Gibson, ARC, QUB - “Exploring Alien Worlds: How to find life in the Universe”
Feb 6th -  Dr Kate Maguire, ARC, QUB, "Gravitational Waves - Ripples in Spcetime"
Feb 20th -  Dr Norah Patten Inspire Space, Scientist-Astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM. "From Mayo to Space"
Mar 6th -  Prof Peter Gallagher, (ex TCD, new head of DIAS) tbc, prob on Parker solar Probe and I-Lofar
Mar 20th -  tbc
Apr 3rd -  Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, tbc
Apr 17th -  AGM