Eddie Lyons club member will cover the history of understanding the solar system from earliest times
Welcome to the Cork Astronomy Club
Well, it’s lovely and cold and dark in the evenings, we’ve had some nice clear skies as well. Thanks so much to Eddie Lyons, club stalwart, who delivered a magnificent lecture on the Solar system and touched on history and philosophy along the way, all as part of our FREE monthly lectures in the Civil Engineering Building in UCC (see link to lectures below). No lecture this month, instead, club members will be gathering for the annual Christmas dinner event on 5th December. Don’t forget, members can avail of the free lectures, workshops and use of the club telescope along with use of the clubs astronomy book collection at Cork City Library.
The club has a separate observing group and radio astronomy group which have gained great interest and meet regularly. Next year will see the International Space University gathering to be held in Cork at CIT in 2017 from June 26 to Aug 25th, very exciting indeed!
Lectures are held at UCC and Workshops at Tory Top Library Ballyphehane, see details here.
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 the fantastic lectures, free, once a month, and all welcome. The lecture list is here. As a member you will also receive the monthly newsletter created by our Chairman Peter Household, with smashing links to articles and fantastic pictures he spots from poring over astronomy topics.
Our carefully curated list of books at Cork City Library is available to members.
For members only, we have much more, including a new members morning at Tory Top Library in Ballyphehane which is the location for our regular Saturday morning member workshops, telescope workshops, observing sessions, outings and get togethers. Click Here.
For any queries contact Lynda at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
A member of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies
The club holds monthly lecture meetings from September to May which are open to the general public. To see the full list of lectures, click here.
Committee member Tony Jackson shows and speaks on telescope optics.
Committee Member Tony Jackson will show you in the Part 1 of 2 workshops, on how to use Stellarium Software to view the heavens on your computer.