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.
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.
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.
The public star parties resume in the Autumn, with the darker evenings.
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.
Friday, Sep 21st 2018 (20:00)
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.
Saturday, Sep 22nd 2018 (20:00)
Some further dates, in Clontarf, are:
2018: Oct 20, Dec 15.
August 10-12 : Skellig Star Party, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry.
November 2-4: Mayo Dark Sky Festival, Newport, Co Mayo.