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The IAS: A Night To Celebrate

Monday 23rd October 2017 (20.00 hrs).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. All welcome, free event.

On our 80th anniversary some of our long-standing and newer members recollect some memories of the Society.


Title: TBA

by Dr Luke Drury (DIAS)

Monday 27th November 2017 (20.00 hrs).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. All welcome, free event.


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 starts 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, Oct 27th 2017 (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.

Some further dates, in Sandymount, are:
2017: Nov 28.

Photo by M.Murphy.



Clontarf, Dublin

Saturday, Oct 28th 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.

Some further dates, in Clontarf, are:
2017: Nov 29



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 begins on 28th Sep 2017. Details can be found at Malahide Community School.

Note that this is not run by the IAS.

2017 Dates to Save

October 27-29: Mayo Dark Sky Festival - Newport, Co Mayo.

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