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Events


IAS Lectures

A new session of talks will start on Monday 24th September 2018 in Ely House, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
The meeting begins at 20:00.

We also have the dates for the following two meetings: 22nd October and 26th November 2018.



Images of Starlight is back!

IAS Astrophotography Exhibition

Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

11th November - 2nd December 2018.

astro photo

The IAS (with help from IFAS) has a very special touring exhibition to showcase the work of Irish backyard astronomers astrophotography. Splendid images of the Stars, the Galaxy and the Solar System are featured. The opening hours are the normal gardens hours.

The exhibition returns home to the Botanic Gardens, Dublin with new images. The venture started here in February 2016 before moving to venues around the country.

Right: Photo (by member Brendan Kinch) is of the nebula IC 1396 in Cepheus. It's nickname is the Elephant's Trunk.

Images can be submitted at skyimagebotanic (at) gmail.com
The closing date for submitting images is the 28th September 2018. Rules for submitting images may be found at the IFAS forum.



Stars, Comets and Mince Pies

Held at Dunsink Observatory, Dublin 15 on 14th December 2018 at 20:00.

The IAS is organising this special social event, for amateur astronomers, to mark the festive season.

Light refreshments will be available including mince pies and plenty of chat before a warm log fire. The night is for amateur astronomers and their friends. The IAS would specially like to extend the invitation to our many friends in IFAS Clubs and in the various astronomy groups. Most of all it is hoped this event will be an opportunity for like minded people to meet old friends and make new ones and we look forward to seeing you there.

Details of speakers will be available nearer the date.


IAS Public Star Parties


Observing at Sandymount

Sandymount, Dublin

Friday, Oct 19th 2018 (20:00)

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.

A further date, in Sandymount, is:
2018: Dec 14.

Photo by M.Murphy.



Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, Oct 20th 2018 (20:00)

This is our Dublin north-side venue of 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.

A further date, in Clontarf, is:
2018: Dec 15.



Other Events

Malahide VEC astronomy course

Beginners may be interested in the astronomy course run by IAS member John Daly at the Malahide VEC. The course begins on 2nd October 2018. The duration is 10 weeks. For Enrolment please ring 01-8460949. Any queries to John Daly (mobile phone 086-8188783).

Note that this is not run by the IAS.

2018 Dates to Save

November 2-4: Mayo Dark Sky Festival, Newport, Co Mayo.

2019 Dates to Save

January 26: Galway Astrofest, Galway City.

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