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Monthly Public Lecture

Our friends at Cork Astronomy club will be hosting their next public lecture on Monday, March 11th 2024.

Title:  LUNA – TERRA COGNITA? THE RISE AND DECLINE OF APOLLO’S FALSE PARADIGM:

Details: Club member Eddie Lyons talks about the exploration of the Moon, and a geological interpretation of its origin and evolution that arose from analysis of the rock and soil samples retrieved by the Apollo astronauts.

Date: Monday, March 11th 2024. 
Time: 8pm sharp -9:45pm. Please arrive a few minutes early
Location: UCC Ashley Cummins Building at University College Cork

Further details and directions to venue available here.

 

Upcoming lectures

 

April 15th 2024 -“FIGHTING TO IMPROVE IRELAND’S NIGHT SKIES”,

Artificial lighting used inappropriately or excessively causes light pollution, adversely affecting the environment, the health of humans and wild animals, biodiversity, and (through energy waste) the climate.  The last few generations of city dwellers are the first in human history to be denied a sight of the starry heavens.

Dark Sky Ireland campaigns to halt and reverse the progressive light pollution of our night skies.  Brian Espey, Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, is its chairperson. He will talk about the successes that have been achieved and the next steps.

"Impressive historical & astronomy science centre"
Really interesting visit to the observatory. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable about the history of the building and gave a very interesting talk about the night sky.