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IAS Lectures

A new session of talks will start on Monday 24th September 2018 in Ely House, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Full Details will be available nearer the time.

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.

Stars, Comets and Mince Pies

Held at Dunsink Observatory, Dublin 15. Date in December 2018 TBA.

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 and date/time will be available nearer the date.

IAS Public Star Parties

The public star parties resume in the Autumn, with the darker evenings.

Special event: Space for Everyone

Wed 19th September 2018 at 19.45 at the Papal Cross, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

View the Moon and the planets Mars and Saturn - Free family friendly outdoor education event hosted by Irish Astronomical Society in conjunction with the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre of the OPW.

Observing at Sandymount

Sandymount, Dublin

Friday, Sep 21st 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.

Some further dates, in Sandymount, are:
2018: Oct 19, Dec 14.

Photo by M.Murphy.

Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, Sep 22nd 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.

Some further dates, in Clontarf, are:
2018: Oct 20, Dec 15.

Other Events

2018 Dates to Save

August 10-12 : Skellig Star Party, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry.

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

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