Welcome to the Cork Astronomy Club

Uninterrupted sunshine greeted the 35 club members and friends who travelled to Amsterdam and Leiden the weekend of 20th to 22nd April. The outing included ESTEC (the European Space Agencys technical hub), the 19th century observatory at Leiden University, the stunning Keukenhof gardens, and the Dutch sea defences.

Why not become a member? For an annual fee of only 30 (adult), 35 (family) or 20 (concession), you can come to monthly observing sessions in Ballincollig, join a radio astronomy group, attend our Saturday morning workshops (new programme soon) and join our annual spring outing.

Back in Cork, our final monthly meeting in the current season will be Monday 14 May 2018. It’s members night. Ted Heubach will explain why supernovas go boom. Michael OKeeffe will recommend having a good look at the stone circle at Drombeg. And Derek OKeeffe will surprise us by describing how even amateur astronomers can observe exoplanets. Usual time and place, 8pm in UCCs Civil Engineering Building. Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings, comes and check us out, and if you like what you see, maybe you’ll decide to join us.

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