Moongazing, Planetgazing, and Stargazing on Saturday 7th December at LNDC!

The IAA will present another public astronomy evening at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, near Lurgan, on the evening of Saturday 7 December.

'Supper with the Stars':  Join the Irish Astronomical Association for a spectacular evening of night-skygazing and culinary delights at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre. The event starts with an optional supper first at the Loughside cafe, at 6.30 p.m.

The celestial highlight of the evening will be a really spectacular Crescent Moon, and fascinating Jupiter with its four large Galilean moons, Mars, Saturn, plus a lot more! All this is of course weather dependent.

There will also be free star shows in a mobile planetarium, provided courtesy of Armagh Planetarium (, commencing at 7.15pm, and an exhibition of the best photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the best ground-based observatories plus some amazing ones by IAA members, a display of telescopes and binoculars, and some amazing meteorites. So there's plenty to see and do, even if it's cloudy. You can also meet the first Ulsterman to be going into space; he has already booked his launch into space with Virgin Galactic.

Booking is essential for this event. Please contact the Interpretative team at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 028 3831 1673 / 028 3832 1671 for further details and to book a place. Web:

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