IAA at St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon, 8th March

There will be another public astronomy evening on Friday 8th March, at the school from 7.30 p.m onwards.

As well as the school's own 14" Celestron, once again we'll have a selection of our own powerful telescopes and binoculars for viewing the night sky, an exhibition, short astronomy and space films, a selection of meteorites (rocks from space) which you can actually hold, and of course the Stardome mobile planetarium! 

You'll have a chance to meet our own 'Ulsternaut', Derek Heatly from Groomsport, who is booked to fly into space with Virgin Galactic.

There will be several shows (admission charge) in the Stardome during the evening, and these MUST be booked in advance by ringing the school at  37 Killymeal Rd, Dungannon, County Tyrone BT71 6DS - Tel. 028 8772 7400
 
The highlight will be a great view of giant Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, with its four large Moons all beautifully laid out, two on either side of the planet. Observing is of course weather dependant.