Friday 24th November 2017 (8 pm).
Venue: DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.
Please note the change from our usual venue and the change of date to a Friday and the early start time.
Professor Drury's participated in the international team that recently had a breakthrough in detecting for the first time a gravitational wave signal from the merging of two neutron stars and the subsequent gamma-ray burst explosion.
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 library hours.
The exhibition first took place in the Botanic Gardens, Dublin in February 2016 before moving to a number of venues around the country.
In the same venue we are giving two talks:
Thursday 16th Nov 2017, 6.30 pm: "The Life of a Star" by IAS member John Flannery.
Thursday 7th Dec 2017, 6.30 pm: "Getting Started in Astrophotography" by IAS member John Dolan.
In the autumn of 2017 the IAS will deliver a course on elementary astronomy for the People's College in the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. It consists of 12 weekly one-hour sessions. It started on Tuesday, 10th October 2017. The last two classes are in January 2018. The total cost is €110.
The lead tutor is John Flannery with special lectures on four evenings by Peter Denman, John Dolan, Michael Grehan, and Mick McCreary.
For more details please see https://www.peoplescollege.ie/courses/ or contact the People's College beforehand - Telephone: (01) 8735879, or email the College at email@example.com
Tuesday, Nov 28th 2017 (8 pm):
Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with the public. Please note this is, unusually, a Tuesday.
Photo by M.Murphy.
Wednesday, Nov 29th 2017 (8 pm):
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. Please note this is, unusually, a Wednesday.
Beginners may be interested in a astronomy course run by IAS member John Daly. The course includes a primer on Binoculars and Telescopes and practical sessions out under the stars.
It began on 28th Sep 2017. Details can be found at Malahide Community School.
Note that this is not run by the IAS.
January 27: Galway Astrofest, The Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway City.