Membership is open to anyone with an interest in amateur astronomy.
How to join
You can download the application form here. If you can print and scan it, send the completed form to our Treasurer, Doroteja, who will advise you what and how to pay. If need be, she can post you a form.
Or, come to one of our monthly meetings (Mondays at UCC from September).
Want to know more about our Club before you join? Any inquiries, email Declan or phone 087-2522216 (9 am to 9 pm). Ask us to send recent newsletters to give a flavour of our activities.
Ask us about gift subscriptions.
Benefits of Membership
- New members morning each October
- Monthly observers group. Experienced amateur astronomers always generous with their time and equipment to help beginners. Currently by Zoom.
- Observing sessions at short notice when sky is clear
- Astrophotography group
- Workshops, exploring astronomy topics in depth – usually on Saturday mornings at Tory Top Library
- Radio astronomy group
- Join the sky quality survey of County Cork
- Monthly lectures on astronomy related topics at UCC (lectures are public, but everything else on this list is for members only)
- Monthly update on what to look for in the night sky
- Advice on buying your own telescope – what to get and what to avoid
- Monthly newsletter
- Monthly images board – images taken by club members (as are nearly all images on this site)
- Find out about events in Cork and elsewhere of interest to amateur astronomers
- Annual spring outing. Past destinations have included Jodrell Bank near Manchester, Vienna, Netherlands, the Papal Observatory.
- Social events – barbecues, Christmas function
Club annual subscriptions