Lecture - 30th October 2013 - Dr Andy McCrea - "Aurorae and Astronauts"

Dr Andy McCrea
Well known amateur astronomer, astro-imager, past IAA President, and proprietor of North Down Telescopes, Dr Andy McCrea will give the next lecture, based on his recent highly successful aurora hunting trip to Iceland, and his similarly successful astronaut-hunting exploits (only with cameras & an autograph book!). Andy will reveal all about aurorae, what causes them, where and how to see them and image them. 
 

Lecture 16th October - Dr Deirdre Coffey, UCD -“Exploring the Cosmos.' The View from Hubble and Beyond”

Dr Deirdre Coffey
Dr Deirdre Coffey is a Lecturer of Astronomy and Space Science at UCD School of Physics.
 
Following a BSc in Physics from UCD, she studied for a PhD in Astrophysics at The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Her post-doctoral experience includes a fellowship at Arcetri Observatory in Florence, Italy.
 
Her research interests are in the field of star formation. 
 

5th October - Astronomy Day at Carrickfergus

The Irish Astronomical Association will be holding another of their very popular public astronomy afternoons, at Carrickfergus Civic Centre, in Antrim Street, on Saturday afternoon, 5 October from 1.00 to 5.00p.m. We'll have a selection of special telescopes for viewing the Sun in a variety of types of light in complete safety, an amazing exhibition, including various astronomical telescopes, meteorites, and a mobile stardome planetarium (with thanks to Armagh Planetarium).
 
And the event is totally free!
 

Society for Popular Astronomy to visit Northern Ireland - 21st/22nd September

Society for Popular Astronomy

As part of their 60th Anniversary celebrations, the Society for Popular Astronomy will visit Belfast and Armagh. This invitation from Prof Alan Fitzsimmons...

On behalf of Queen's University Belfast, Armagh Observatory and the Society for Popular Astronomy, we would like to invite all amateur astronomers to an all-day meeting held in honour of the SPA's 60th anniversary.

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