From September to May (but not December) we meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 8pm in UCC Civil Engineering building, Lecture Theatre 2 on the first floor. This building is near the College Road entrance to the campus. See Getting there.
The centre piece of each meeting is a lecture by a club member or invited guest. Also a briefing on what to look for in the sky that month and club announcements. The formal part of the meeting finishes at 9:40 pm, and you can slip away then if you need to; or join us for tea and biscuits and a chat.
Current season’s lectures:-
Mon 10th Sept 2018 “Mars: not this good again till 2035” – Frances McCarthy, Education and Outreach Officer, Blackrock Castle Observatory
Mon 8th Oct 2018 “Exoplanets – the past, present and future”, Dr Chris Watson, head of the exoplanet group, Queens University Belfast.
Mon 12th Nov 2018 “The 1919 solar eclipse – a centenary worth observing” – Prof Paul Callanan, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCC.
December 2018 – no lecture
Mon 14th Jan 2019 “Watch out! There’s space debris about” – Dr Niall Smith, Head of Research CIT / Head of Blackrock Castle Observatory
Mon 11th Feb 2019 “The Character of the Universe – It’s Written in the Stars” – Tom Bonner, a leading member of our Club
note that Prof Susan McKenna-Lawlor’s lecture has had to be cancelled
Mon 11th Mar 2019 “How we got to the moon and back” – Brian MacGabhann, About the Apollo 11 mission. Galway Astronomy Club
Mon 8th April 2019 “Dark Matters – viewing the dark in a new light” – Georgia MacMillan, light pollution campaigner and one of the organisers of Mayo Dark Sky Festival
Mon 13th May 2019 Debate – format to be considered