Saturday workshop schedule 2019/20

Please note these workshops are not open to the public and are confined to club members only. To ask about joining, email info@corkastronomyclub.com or ring Lynda 087-2321706

Autumn 2019

Oct 19 New Members Welcome Meeting,  with committee members
Blackrock Castle, 11.00 👍

Nov 9 Introduction to Astronomy. Tom Bonner will present this introductory workshop designed for new members (or, maybe not so new members!) An overview of the past to the future, highlighting what astronomy has meant to humankind and where it could be talking us. We will travel to the extremes of both time and space.   10. 30 Tory Top Road Library. – Go to Calendar for further details

Nov 30 The Ecliptic. The Ecliptic Plane is the projection of Earth’s orbit onto the celestial sphere. … Besides defining the path of the sun, the ecliptic marks the line along which eclipses occur, the moon and planets and asteroids wander, the Zodiac constellations live. Confused? Tony Jackson will explain all. As usual it will be held in Tory Top Road Library at 10.30 – Go to Calendar

Spring 2020

Jan 11 It IS Rocket Science. Tony will cover a brief history of rocketry and look at the different kinds of rockets currently in use. As usual it will be held in Tory Top Road Library at 10.30 – Go to Calendar

Jan 25 Stellarium Computer Planetarium (Part 1 of 2). Stellarem is a free download which allows you to view the sky for your location. It is an amazing tool to learn the night sky in all its facets – planets, stars, constellations, deep sky objects etc. Learn how to download this amazing tool and how to get the best out of it. As usual it will be held in Tory Top Road Library at 10.30 – Go to Calendar

Feb 15 Stellarium Computer Planetarium (Part 2 of 2) Building on the previous workshop, this session explores the more advanced functions of Stellarium. As usual it will be held in Tory Top Road Library at 10.30 – Go to Calendar

Mar 14 Basic Image Processing. Garry has designed this workshop for simple astronomy images taken with a camera with and without the use of an attached telescope and he covers the common techniques for improving the quality of images using Adobe Photoshop.  The techniques demonstrated used in Photoshop can be transferred to other common image processing software such as GIMP.  Advanced techniques for deep sky image stacking or planetary video processing will not be covered but the processing of single images resulting from these processes will be included. As usual it will be held in Tory Top Road Library at 10.30 – Go to Calendar

Apr 18 To be advised