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

July 26, 2021

Perseverance is about to collect the first sample on Mars that could be returned to Earth
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Our activities 

Our 2020/21 season has finished, with a list of speakers that 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 were also workshops and observers meetings. During the period of Covid restrictions these have been held remotely over Zoom.  Members receive newsletters 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.

The Club Annual General Meeting 

The Club AGM was held on 27th May.   Due to Covid, this was the first AGM held for 24 months.  Members reviewed the Club’s activities during that period, paying particular attention to the lockdown, a period of 14 months where no face to face meetings have been held.  A 10-member committee was elected to steer the Club in the year ahead.  Whilst we all hope that we can return to face to face meetings in September, the new committee will need also to plan for the contingency  that this is not possible.

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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