Welcome to Cork Astronomy Club

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To join, email our Treasurer Doroteja,  or for general enquiries, email the Secretary Lynda or ring her on 087 2321706 (9:00am – 9:00pm).    Our annual subscriptions are Adult €30, Family €35, Concession €20.

This Week in Space

May 9th 2021

Japan launches Hayabusa Mission to asteroid

  More on this

Monthly online lectures 

Monday 10th May sees our next public lecture, which will be the last in our current season. 

Society for the History of Astronomy chairman Gerard Gilligan will talk to us about the 19th century Liverpool astronomer and brewer, William Lassell .    Lectures start at 8 pm, and while Covid regulations persist, are held by Zoom.  Zoom links are sent out through our guest bulletin, see top of this page. 

This season’s list of speakers included 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.  Our lectures are open to all.   

For Club members, there are also workshops and observers meetings, likewise held over Zoom, as well as occasional outdoor observing sessions when Covid regulations permit.  Members receive newsletters with news about astronomy and space, recommendations for books, articles and videos etc.

Members have a WhatsApp group to exchange news, photos 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 Lynda 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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