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IAS Lectures

How Bright Nebulae are Sculpted by Big Stars


by Dr Johathan Mackey (DIAS)

Monday 29th January 2018 (20.00 hrs).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. All welcome, free event.

Dr Mackey talk discusses the Nebulae that appear in some of images in the IAS astro-photos Exhibition, and discuss how they look at other wavelengths, and what physical processes are shaping the nebulae with regard to winds, radiation and exploding stars!


by Prof. Jose Groh (TCD)

Monday 26th February 2018 (20.00 hrs).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. All welcome, free event.

This lecture is about extra-solar planets.

The follwing lecture will take place on 26th March 2018.

Images of Starlight

IAS Astrophotography Exhibition and Talks

Dun Laoghaire Library - dlr Lexicon, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Continues to 6th January 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 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.

IAS Astronomy Classes

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 info@peoplescollege.ie

IAS Public Star Parties

Observing at Sandymount

Sandymount, Dublin

Friday, Jan 26th 2018 (8 pm):

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. Please note this is, unusually, a Tuesday.

Photo by M.Murphy.

Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, Jan 27th 2018 (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.

Other Events

Malahide Community School Astronomy Course

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.

2018 Dates to Save

January 27: Galway Astrofest, The Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway City.

April 13-15: Cosmos, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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