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 – 10th October 2022

Dr Josh Reynolds will speak to us on the topic of “Tour of Duty in the high desert at VERITAS”. VERITAS is a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory with an array of four 12 meter optical reflectors. Dr Reynolds, a lecturer in the Department of Physical Sciences in MTU, will tell us what gamma-ray astronomy is, how it advances our understanding of the universe, and what it’s like working at this desert observatory. More about this lecture here.

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.

More about us

In normal times, we hold free monthly public lectures at UCC, all welcome.  For now, out talks are online via Zoom.

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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