Welcome to Cork Astronomy Club

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To join, email our Treasurer Doroteja,  or for general enquiries, email the Secretary Declan or ring him on 087 2522216 (9:00am – 9:00pm).    Our annual subscriptions are Adult €35, Family €45, Concession €25.

This Week in Space

October 18th, 2021  

Shenzhou 13 astronauts begin China’s longest mission ever at space station module

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Next public lecture 8th November 2021 – “No need for Planet 9”

There’s something odd going on in our solar system, and the presence of a new planet (“Planet 9”) or a black hole have been proposed to account for it, but  Dr Ann-Marie Madigan has other ideas.   Cork Astronomy Club will be delighted to welcome Dr Madigan who will join us from the University of Colorado where she is Assistant Professor of Astrophysics.  Her title will be “No need for Planet 9”.

The meeting will be by Zoom.  If you are not a member, you can receive the Zoom link by subscribing to our free monthly guest bulletin .  Our lectures are open to all.   

You can see a TED talk Dr Madigan gave in 2018, “Black Hole Sun”.

When we can, but probably not before January 2022, we hope to return to meeting in person in a UCC lecture theatre.  Our committee is keeping this under review.

Our 2020/21 season of lectures was conducted entirely by Zoom with speakers including leading Irish astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Royal Astronomical Society president Prof Emma Bunce, and Seth Shostak of California’s SETI Institute. 

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.

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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