Lecture programme

The club holds monthly lecture meetings from September to May that are open to the general public.

Lectures are held in UCC Civil Engineering Building start at 8pm sharp and finish around 9.40pm with tea / coffee afterwards. To see a MAP of the lecture venue click here

SEASON SEPT 2018 – MAY 2019

All lectures MONDAYS

Mon 10th Sept 2018  “40 years of Mars”  – Frances McCarthy, Education and Outreach Officer, Blackrock Castle Observatory

Mon 8th Oct 2018   “Exoplanets – the past, present and future”,  Dr Chris Watson, head of the exoplanet group,  Queens University Belfast.

Mon 12th Nov 2018   “The 1919 solar eclipse – a big date in science ” – Prof Paul Callanan, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCC.

December 2018 – no lecture

Mon 14th Jan 2019   “Watch out! There’s space debris about” – Dr Niall Smith,   Head of Research CIT / Head of Blackrock Castle Observatory

Mon 11th Feb 2019    “The radiation hazard to astronauts in deep space ” – Prof Susan McKenna-Lawlor,  Emeritus Professor at the Maynooth University Department of Experimental Physics.

Mon 11th Mar 2019    “How we got to the moon and back”  – Brian MacGabhann,   About the Apollo 11 mission.  Galway Astronomy Club

Mon 8th April 2019    Title and speaker awaited

Mon 13th May 2019    Debate format, to be considered