During the public health emergency we have been holding public lectures by Zoom, and this will continue until at least Janaury 2022. In due course we intend to resume lectures at University College Cork. For Zoom links, you can email email@example.com, or better still sign up for our guest bulletins.
The Zoom meetings will be on the second Monday of the month, plus occasional extra dates for especially prominent speakers. The centre piece of each meeting is a lecture by an invited guest. Monthly meetings will also include a briefing on what to look for in the sky that month. There will also be club announcements, and visitors will be able to get a feel for our actrivities.
Start time 7.30 pm. The formal part of each meeting finishes at 9.00 pm, though there will be an opportunity to join the meeting early, or stay for a few extra minutes at the end.
Here are the cureent season’s events as arranged so far. Further speakers and topics will be announced.
Mon 13th Sept 2021 “Taking the Measure of Our Universe” ─ Dr Robin Catchpole, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. Remote lecture
Mon 11th Oct 2021 ─ electronics engineer Cillian O’Driscoll on “How satellites revolutionised how we navigate – and tell the time” Remote lecture
Mon 6th Dec 2021 – Dr. Julian Onions, Nottingham University- “Galaxies – One Gigayear at a time” Remote lecture
Mon 10th Jan 2022 – Dr Amanda Hendrix, Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute – “Rethinking Planetary Protection Strategies for Robotic Mars Missions” Remote lecture
Mon 14th Feb 2022 – Viewing eclipses, transits and occultations – Paul Evans, prominent Irish amateur astronomer, maker of monthly sky this month videos. Remote lecture
Mon 14th March 2022 – “What makes a comet Great” – Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, Queen’s University Belfast. Remote lecture
Mon 11th April – UCC’s Prof Paul Callanan: “Gravitational Waves and the hunt for the missing Black Holes”. For the first time in two years this WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AT UCC