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IAS Lectures

Galileo and the Church - Scientific Hypothesis and Scriptural Exegesis

by Frank Boughton (IAS)

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

There will also be a report on this year's European Astrofest which was held in London earlier this month.

Please note this is a change of speaker than what was previously advertised.



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


IAS Astronomy Classes

On Tuesday 13th February 2018 the IAS will began a new a course on elementary astronomy. The venue is the People's College in the Teachers' Club, 31 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. It consists of 12 weekly one-hour sessions. 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. A summary of the course content can be found at Imgur.

For more details and about how to enrol please see People's College or contact the People's College beforehand - Telephone: (01) 8735879, or email the College at info@peoplescollege.ie

The second session will take place at 7 pm tonight (20th Feb.) - it's not too late to join in if you are interested.


IAS Public Star Parties

Observing at Sandymount

Sandymount, Dublin

Friday, Feb 23rd 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.

Photo by M.Murphy.



Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, Feb 24th 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.



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

April 13-15: Cosmos, Athlone, Co Westmeath.
November 2-4: Mayo Dark Sky Festival, Newport, Co Mayo.

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