Welcome to the Cork Astronomy Club

Welcome 2017!! two main news items this year, a Solar Eclipse across the USA to which some club members will be be travelling to and great excitement with the International Space University being hosted in Cork at CIT this year, from 26 June to 25 August. The Saturday Morning Series workshops for club members continues on Sat 7th Jan at Tory Top Library 10.30am on using Stellarium, an extremely useful piece of software, easily learned, but very informative on what is in the night sky. There are also monthly observing sessions out in Ballincollig that are well worth a visit and also a radio astronomy group, contact the club for more info. The lecture in January is from master mariner Tony Kingston, Cork Harbour Pilot on navigating with the stars (mon 9th Jan UCC 7.30pm Civil Engineering Building). 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.

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.