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

September 12th, 2021  Mae Jemison Becomes 1st African-American woman in space.   More on this

Next public lecture 11th October 2021 – Cillian O’Driscoll

Monday 11th October is our next public lecture.  We shall hear from  Cillian O’Driscoll  on “How satellites revolutionised how we navigate – and tell the time”.   Cillian is a locally based electronics engineer who has worked on ESA’s Galileo project, Europe’s own global navigation satellite system

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.   

Our 2021/21 season opened 13th September with a lecture by Cambridge astronomer  Dr Robin Catchpole on how we measure the universe.

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, and we 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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