Welcome to Cork Astronomy Club

Not a member? Get updates on our meetings & other astronomy events in Cork –  subscribe to our guest bulletins To join, email our Treasurer Doroteja,  or for general inquiries, email the Secretary Declan or ring him on 087 2522216 (9:00am – 9:00pm).    Our annual subscriptions are Adult €35, Family €45, Concession €25.

Next Public Lecture – 14th November 2022

 “Satellites over-crowding the night sky?  Be a satellite detective” is the title of our next talk.  We shall hear from Frances McCarthy, the Education officer at Munster Technical University ’s Blackrock Castle Observatory.   

An increasing number of low earth satellites have been launched recently.  SpaceX alone has launched more than 2,500 Starlink satellites (as of May 2022). And however useful these satellites may be, they are NOT useful for astronomy, as amateur and professional astronomers have found they interfere with observations of the night sky.  The “Be a satellite detective” project aims to gather data to quantify this problem.  Frances will tell us how the project will work and how we can contribute to it.   

What we do

If you are not a member, you can get alerts for our lectures and other public events by subscribing to our free monthly guest bulletin.  Our lectures are open to all.

For Club members, there are workshops, observing sessions, a members’ newsletter with news about astronomy and space, recommendations for books, articles and videos etc.  We also maintain a WhatsApp group for members to exchange news, photos, advice and comments on their observing. In June we plan an outing to Birr Castle.

From September 2019 to March 2022 lectures were conducted entirely by Zoom with speakers including leading Irish astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Royal Astronomical Society president Prof Emma Bunce, Seth Shostak of California’s SETI Institute, and TED speaker Prof Ann-Marie Madigan. Future lectures will be in person, but from time to time we intend to hold additional remote lectures and host international speakers.

Explore recorded lectures on our YouTube channel. Workshops on telescopes, navigating the night sky etc are available for club members only. Workshop links available in the monthly newsletter.

More about Cork Astronomy Club

Find out about joining,  why you should … and how to.

For any queries contact Declan at info@corkastronomyclub.com. Check out and like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter,  where you will be well connected to news and information on astronomy, space and the cosmos.

Cork Astronomy Club is part of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies

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