Past President Paul Evans gives us a guide to the Night Sky
Following on from his recent Lectures on Apollo, including the Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Lecture in December 2018, IAA Past President Paul Evans was recently interviewed for the Behind the Science programme on NvTv, Belfast's Community TV station. The interview covers the history of Apollo leading up to the Moon landings in the late 1960s and early '70s, together with a look at what's happening now and where we might go next.
We are very pleased to welcome one of Ireland's top experts on light pollution, Prof Brian Espey, and Mary McKeown from Mid Ulster District Council for this double-headed talk.
Brian Espey is an Associate Professor in Astrophysics in the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. He received a B.A. (Mod) Experimental Physics from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 1990.
By Dr Andy McCrea Andy needs no introduction: as proprietor of North Down Telescopes, for many years he has been supplying amateur and professional astronomers throughout Ireland with all sorts of astronomical equipment from a complete observatory down to an eyepiece or filter. He’s also an accomplished astro-imager, with many excellent photos in Stardust and our exhibitions to his credit. If there’s anything he doesn’t know about telescopes, binoculars and astrophotography, it’s not worth knowing!