Welcome to the Cork Astronomy Club

Welcome! We are now in full flow with the free lecture and workshop season. Members can avail of free lectures, workshops, events and use of the club telescope along with a book collection at Cork City Library. Our most recent lecture was our distinguished visitor from Vienna University Observatory, Dr. Thomas Posch visits who gave a fantastic talk on The Value of Darkness.

The club has a separate observing group and radio astronomy group which have gained great interest and meet regularly. Anticipation is building already for the International Space University gathering which will 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 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.

A member of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies

Upcoming Lectures

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.


New Members Welcome Meetup 10:30am to 12pm

Tory Top Library Ballyphehane: Meet the club committee and fellow new members with tea and scones to find out above club activities and getting the most from your membership. We’d love to hear about your ideas and suggestions for the club.