Welcome to the Cork Astronomy Club

So 2017 continues apace, February already, a few nice clear skies, bright Venus and recently a green comet. Oh and an asteroid that passed between the earth and the moon (which happens more often that you might think!). This year the club is off to the USA, to see the Solar Eclipse and great excitement with the International Space University hosted in Cork at CIT from 26 June to 25 August. The Saturday Morning Series workshops at Tory Top Library for club members continues so keep an eye out for those. There are monthly observing sessions in Ballincollig and a radio astronomy group, contact the club for details. Our free monthly lectures in UCC continue and 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.

For a small city, Cork is representing well in the space world, Tyndall Institute is a European Space Agency (ESA) Solutions Centre and there is a huge radio telescope in Midleton at the National Space Centre.

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.