Lecture Schedule 2022-23

Cork Astronomy Club monthly lectures are open to all, and visitors are welcome.  Most lectures will be held at UCC and live streamed.  Members will receive a Zoom link to enable them to watch remotely if desired, and visitors who want the link should sign up for our monthly guest bulletin.  In addition to the monthly lectures, Zoom-only events may also be held.

Monthly meetings include a briefing on what to look for in the sky this month, as well as club announcements, enabling visitors to get a feel for our activities.  Tea and coffee are served after the meeting providing space for informal chats.

Mon 12th Sept 2022  ─ “JWST – what’s all the fuss?”.  Dr Niall Smith, Head of Research, MTU Cork Campus

Mon 10th Oct 2022  Tour of Duty in the High Desert at VERITAS“- Dr Josh Reynolds

Mon 14th Nov 2022  ─Too many satelites in the night sky? Be a satelite detective” – Frances McCarthy, MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory

December 2022  ─ no lecture

Mon 9th Jan 2023  ─ “Space flight, the human factor”. Cian O’Regan, PhD student at MTU, on human factors in space flight, problems that arise and what can be done to cope with them

Mon 13th Feb 2023  ─ Prof Paul Callanan of UCC – “The European Southern Observatory at 60”

Mon 13th March 2023 Club member James Quain traced the various types of sundials and explained their history and the astronomy they are based in a lecture called “The Sundial ─ the world’s oldest clock”

Mon 17th April 2023 Dr Michael Tremmel, a cosmologist who recently joined the staff of UCC’s physics department from Yale, on “Creating the Universe on a Computer ─ How simulations help us study galaxies”.

Mon 8th May 2023 topic to be announced