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Welcome to the Cork Astronomy Club
Welcome! We are back with the return of 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 first lecture (held monthly at UCC) was Brian McGabhann of Galway Astronomy Club on Gravitational Waves and on 10th Oct, from Vienna University Observatory, Dr. Thomas Posch visits to lecture on The Value of Darkness.
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 Blackrock Castle, 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.
“Night is more than the Absence of Light. On the Value of Darkness”