IAA Past President interviewed on the Apollo Missions - NvTv Belfast

Following on from his recent Lectures on Apollo, including the Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Lecture in December 2018, IAA Past President Paul Evans was recently interviewed for the Behind the Science programme on NvTv, Belfast's Community TV station. The interview covers the history of Apollo leading up to the Moon landings in the late 1960s and early '70s, together with a look at what's happening now and where we might go next.


Lecture Weds 6th March - Prof Brian Espey (TCD) - "Protecting the night sky from light pollution" & Mary McKeown (MUDC) Davagh Forest Dark Sky Park

Prof Brian Espey

We are very pleased to welcome one of Ireland's top experts on light pollution, Prof Brian Espey, and Mary McKeown from Mid Ulster District Council for this double-headed talk.

Brian Espey is an Associate Professor in Astrophysics in the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. He received a B.A. (Mod) Experimental Physics from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 1990.

Lecture - Weds 20th February - Dr Jorick Vink (AOP) - "Women in Astronomy: from the Maunder Mininum, to Leavitt and Hubble's expanding Universe"

Dr Jorick Vink
We are delighted to have Dr Jorick Vink back to talk to us again. He describes his lecture here in his own words.....
"I will start with a discussion about the role of the Maunder Minumum, a period 300 years ago when the Sun underwent a phase during which Sunspots were hardly seen at all.
This observation is of great importance for understanding not only the Sun and the Stars, but also the climate on Earth.