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Naked-Eye Observing

by John Flannery (IAS)


A New Home for an Old Dome

by Mick McCreary (IAS)

Monday 27th February 2017 (20.00 hrs).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. All welcome, free event.

In the second talk Mick McCreary will outline the work he has been doing installing a telescope and dome in his back garden - and this is a a telescope with a bit of a back-story!

More talks to follow on Mar 27 and Apr 24. The first talk will be by Sam Bleyen (subject matter: Space Weather and the Sun's environment) and the last talk will be given by Brian Harvey.

IAS Public Star Parties

Observing at Sandymount

Sandymount, Dublin

Friday, 3rd Mar 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.

Photo by M.Murphy.

Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, 4th Mar 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.

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

March 31 - April 2: Cosmos - Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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