A beautiful annual spectacle watched over by the boheh rock, dating from between 4,000 and 2500 BC but how was it discovered and what is its meaning? On August 24 a most amazing phenomenon known as the “rolling sun” can be witnessed in the west of Ireland on Croagh Patrick, the holy mountain of Saint … Continue reading "Rolling Sun of Croagh Patrick"
From Wikipedia International Observe the Moon Night is an annual public outreach event sponsored by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and other NASA and astronomical organizations that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to planetary science and exploration. Everyone … Continue reading "International Observe the Moon Night"
A triple conjunction is an astronomical event where two planets or a planet and a star meet each other three times in a short period, either in opposition or at the time of inferior conjunction, if an inferior planet is involved. The visible movement of the planet or the planets in the sky is therefore … Continue reading "Jupiter and Pluto 41′ apart – 3rd of a triple conjunction"
After this December 21, 2020 conjunction, the two planets will appear to trade positions, as Jupiter overtakes Saturn. Jupiter will progress to the east and draw farther and farther away from Saturn throughout the decade of the 20s. This is a once in 20 years great conjunction Both planets will fit in a 100x eyepiece … Continue reading "Jupiter and Saturn great conjunction – 6′ Apart"
For our final lockdown lecture of the current season, Cork Astronomy Club welcomes Society for the History of Astronomy Chairman Gerard Gilligan to tell us about William Lassell, the Liverpool brewer and amateur astronomer who in 1846, using his own self built telescope, discovered Neptune's largest moon, Triton, just 17 days after the discovery of … Continue reading "William Lassell 1799 – 1880, Telescopes, Planets and Drinking Beer"
Tony Jackson, Membership Secretary The second part of Tony’s two-part beginners workshop has been rescheduled to Thursday 13th May, at 7.30 pm. Tony calls the next session “Dancing with the planets. Understand why the planets move as they do across the sky, and where to find them over the coming months”. In common with all … Continue reading "Introduction to Astronomy (Part 2)"
Workshop for members at Tort Top Library by Doroteja Repic Doroteja Repic