Joining us

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.

Or,  when we restart our monthly meetings (Mondays at UCC) you can join there.  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 (when normal times return)
    • 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 – but currently suspended due to Covid
    • Astrophotography group
    • Workshops, exploring astronomy topics in depth – Zoom at present, when good days return on Saturday mornings at Tory Top Library
    • Radio astronomy group
    • Join the sky quality survey of County Cork
    • Monthly lectures on astronomy related topics – Zoom now, at UCC when good times return (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.  In 2019 it was Rome.  Previous destinations Vienna, Netherlands.  No outing 2020 due to Covid-19.
    • Social events – barbecues, Christmas function
Club annual subscriptions

Adult:             €35
Family           €45
Concession   €25