Welcome to Cork Astronomy Club

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Our next monthly public meeting is on 8th October. And there’s an astronomy adult evening class starting on 24th September at Ballincollig Community School.  For details, read on …

Exoplanets lecture

Cork Astronomy Club holds monthly lectures at UCC. The next is Monday 8th October 2018, and our speaker will be Dr Chris Watson of Queens University Belfast. Chris is head of the Exoplanet Group within the Astrophysics Research Centre there and will tell what is known about planets around other stars, and how researchers hope to increase their knowledge in the coming decades. He will touch on the tantalising question of whether we are likely to discover life there.

8 pm in UCC’s Civil Engineering Building. Our lectures are free and open to all. See our Getting there page for directions. Come and check us out, and if you like what you see, maybe you’ll decide to join us.

Evening class in astronomy, starts 24 Sept

An adult education class in astronomy is offered at Ballincollig Community School this autumn. To be tutored by Club member Tom Bonner. Will be suitable for anyone who already has a basic grounding in astronomy, and also for beginners. Ten Mondays starting 24th September, Cost €110. Called “Basic Astronomy Plus”, it will include a flavour of current activities in professional astronomy and cosmology. More information and how to apply.

Download an application form here:-

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Weather in Cork

Below are some links from Met Eireann on the weather for observing and also from NASA as to when the Space Station will be over Cork. You can watch the ISS live at any time by clicking here or for amazing live views of the Earth, click here.

The mainstay of the club are our lectures, free, monthly, and all welcome. The lecture list is here.

For members only, we have much more, including a new members morning, regular Saturday morning member workshops, observing sessions, outings and get togethers. The 2019 outing is yet to be decided, may be the Vatican Observatory. For workshops, click Here. As a member you will also receive the monthly newsletter with photos, Club news, events on the ground and in the heavens, and links to topical articles on astronomy topics.

For any queries contact Lynda at info@corkastronomyclub.com. Check out and like our page on Facebook and we’d appreciate a follow on Twitter, we’re well connected to lots of websites and information on astronomy, space and the cosmos so are able to pass on loads of interesting news.

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Cork Astronomy Club is part of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies