Welcome to Cork Astronomy

A member of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies

Recent Events

  • Solar Observing

    Pat with his Coronado

    June, 2013

    Another solar observing session at Corrin Wood, outside Fermoy. A good selection of telescopes, and many sunspots and flares to be seen.

  • Boyne Valley Outing

    Loughcrew passage tomb

    April, 2013

    This year's annual outing was to the beautiful Boyne valley. An historic valley with many passage tombs with astronomical allignments, and also the site of the historic Battle of the Boyne between king James II and William of Orange.

  • Workshops

    Measuring the heavens

    March, 2013

    Three workshops were held in Autumn 2012 covering (1)Telescopes and Celestial Mechanics, (2)How to use the Stellarium Planetarium Software, and (3)Measuring the Heavens. In the Spring of 2013, we had two more workshops on Radio Astronomy and Astro-photography.

  • Christmas Party

    Chairman Peter

    December, 2012

    Our annual Christmas party took place again at the Clarion Hotel with merryment, good food, craic, and table quiz.

  • Outing To Ballinskelligs

    Tony and Declan

    November, 2012

    The dark skies of Ballinskelligs in Co Kerry beckoned, so a hardy group stayed overnight in the beautiful surrounds of the Iveragh peninsula in November. This was a social occasion with partners, and we were joined by the local astronomy group. The night was clear and many deep sky objects were observed.

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.

  • Lecture Medley

    Monday, 12 May, 2014

    Speaker: Two or three short addresses on aspects of astronomy by Club members (any volunteers?).

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