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.
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.
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.
Friday, Oct 19th 2018 (20:00)
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.
Saturday, Oct 20th 2018 (20:00)
A further date, in Clontarf, is:
2018: Dec 15.
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.
November 2-4: Mayo Dark Sky Festival, Newport, Co Mayo.
January 26: Galway Astrofest, Galway City.