Category Archives: IAA

Covid-19 Virus

The IAA Council has met to consider the situation regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic and has reluctantly come to the conclusion that we must cancel the events planned for the remainder of the season. Therefore, the lectures on 18th March and 1st April are CANCELLED and the Annual General Meeting planned for 15th April is postponed until September.

There will be no Observing sessions organised for the remainder of the season (20th/21st, 27th/28th March, 17th/18th and 24th/25th April)

Further information will appear here as this situation develops.

IAA Lecture Programme 2018-19

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

Stardust

Stardust is the quarterly magazine of the Irish Astronomical Association. As digital copies become available they will be included here for online reading, however the current edition will always be for members only!

 

Stardust cover Stardust 201404
July 2014 April 2014  

 

 

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