Lecture Schedule Season 2018-2019

Saturn

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 2018no 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