Details have just been released of the 2020 Galway Astronomy Festival taking place at the end of this month , This event is one of the many superb Irish Astronomy gatherings, our astronomy scene is quite small with 15 (busy) clubs throughout the 32 counties linked to IFAS https://www.irishastronomy.org, and we have lots of dark skies, especially to our west where we have a Gold tier Internationally recognised Dark sky park and reserve.
Thanks to the local club for putting together a line up of fantastic speakers in this the 17th year of the event.
January 24th 7.30pm Festival screening of ‘Apollo 11’ – Eye Cinema
January 25th 10am
1. Megan Schwamb (QUB): ‘Tales from the Solar System’ 2. Mike Redfern (NUIG): ‘The E-ELT, Biggest (and best) eye on the sky’ 3. Lána Salmon: ‘EIRSAT-1: Ireland’s first satellite’ 4. Luke McConnell: ‘Particle Physics – what really goes on at CERN’ 5. Julie McEnery (NASA):‘Exploring Nature’s accelerators with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope’ 6. Mike Foylan ‘How to set up a meteor capturing camera system & the Nemetode network’