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.

Photo exhibition, 20 – 31 March at the Old Cork Waterworks

Image of the Monoceros area of the sky by Club member Derek O’Keeffe. One of many beautiful and impressive photos created by the astrophotographers of Cork Astronomy Club at an exhibition at The Old Cork Waterworks on Lee Road, Cork. The exhibition runs from 20th to 31st March, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission free.

Above, clockwise from top left. The Old Cork Waterworks on Lee Road, location map for Waterworks, panorama of exhibition.

See the Night Sky with a Telescope! Friday 24 March at Blackrock Castle Observatory  

.A family-friendly open night with the chance to use telescopes to view the night sky for yourself!  Also two talks, interactive games, and celebrate Copernicus at 550.  Not to be missed.  More here.

Events are part of Irish Astronomy Week 2023  ─ March 20 to 26

What we do

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, social events. site visits (recently the National Maritime College of Ireland at Ringaskiddy and Met Éireann’s weather station at Cork Airport), and a members’ newsletter.   We maintain a WhatsApp group for members to exchange news, photos, advice and comments on their observing. In April members will visit Jodrell Bank, the world’s first radio astronomy observatory, near Manchester. The spring outiong is an annual event and previous destinations have included Greenwich Royal Observatory, The Vatican Observatory, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam.

From September to May lectures are on the second Monday of the month at 8 pm in UCC. View our current season’s lecture programme here – all are welcome. To get news of forthcoming events you can subscribe to our free guest bulletin.

During Covid lockdown in 2020 and 2021 we discovered Zoom and our remote speakers included 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. From time to time in the future we may hold additional remote lectures and host international speakers.

Explore recorded lectures on our YouTube channel. Workshops on telescopes, navigating the night sky etc are available for club members only. Workshop links available in the monthly newsletter.

More about Cork Astronomy Club

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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