Lecture Weds 2nd Dec, 7:30pm - Prof Susan McKenna-Lawlor, NUIM, STIL: “Rosetta Mission, its Philae Lander, and the First Irish Satellite”

Prof Susan McKenna-Lawlor
Susan McKenna-Lawlor is is an Emeritus Professor at the Maynooth University Department of Experimental Physics. She was a Member of the Senate of The National University of Ireland and a member of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University. She is also Managing Director of  Space Technology Ireland, Ltd (STIL) which builds instrumentation for space missions.

Lecture - 7:30pm Weds 7th October - Terry Moseley - "Our Sun: Friend or Foe?"

Terry Moseley BEM

In a a change to the programme, the lecture will be given by Terry Moseley BEM, current PR Officer and Meetings Organiser of the IAA, not to mention Past President for a total of 10 years in four stints over a period of 35 years! 

Terry's Lecture, entitled "Our Sun: Friend or Foe?" will tell us plenty about our nearest star......

Total Lunar Eclipse night of 27th/28th September

Total Lunar Eclipse

In the early hours of Monday morning - ie late Sunday night - the first Total Lunar Eclipse to be visible from Ireland for several years occurs. The eclipse will be visible from 01:11 to 06:22 although in the firts and last hours there is very little to see in reality. The Moon will be visible 35degrees high in the South at the start of the eclipse and 20 degrees in the West a the end. During totality, the best part, it will be 28 degrees high in the South-West.

Timings for our timezone - British Summer Time (BST) are as follows:-