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Developing Detectors and Instruments for Astrophysics

by Prof. Lorraine Hanlon (UCD)

Monday 30th January 2017 (20.00 hrs).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. All welcome, free event.

This talk outlines the research programme conducted by the UCD Space Science group.

More talks to follow on Feb 27, Mar 27 and Apr 24. The last talk will be given by Brian Harvey.

IAS Public Star Parties

Observing at Sandymount

Sandymount, Dublin

Friday, 3rd Feb 2017 (20.00 hrs):

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the car park, on Strand Road, just south of the Sandymount Martello Tower, Dublin 4. Free, all welcome.

Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with the public.

Some further dates, in Sandymount, are:
2017: Mar 3.

Photo by M.Murphy.

Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, 4th Feb 2017 (20.00 hrs):

This continues the new venture by the Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers of the IAS. The venue is the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Bus Garage, Dublin 3. Free, all welcome.

Some further dates, in Clontarf, are:
2017: Mar 4.

Other Events

Malahide Community School astronomy course

Beginners may be interested in the astronomy course run by IAS member John Daly at the Malahide Community School. The 10 week course including topics such as planets of the solar system, galaxies, the lives of stars, a brief history of astronomy, advice on choosing a telescope, the latest happenings in space and much more.

More information and how to book. Also you can contact by phone on 01 8460949 or 086 8188783.

Note that this is not run by the IAS.

2017 Dates to Save

January 28: Galway Astronomy Festival - Galway City.
March 31 - April 2: Cosmos - Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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