THE NEXT EVENT IS:       ASTROFEST 2018

WHEN:     26th Jan, 2018 @ 19:00
WHERE:  Eye Cinema, Galway

 

It is one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity. THE FARTHEST will celebrate these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

 

WHEN:     27th Jan, 2018 @ 10:00 – 20:45
WHERE:  Harbour Hotel, New Docks, Galway

GAC are pleased to announce details of Astrofest 2018. Our annual celebration of all things astronomical will take place on Saturday the 27th January in the Harbour Hotel, Galway.
The annual festival includes a day long series of talks, trade displays by Ireland’s largest telescope retailer, displays of photographs by some of Ireland’s top astrophotographers, a lunchtime workshop and much more.
All are welcome.
We have a very special treat this year; a special showing of the amazing documentary ‘The Farthest’ in the Eye Cinema in Galway at 7.00 pm on Friday the 26th Jan. This documentary has been attracting rave reviews across the board, and tells the incredible story of the Voyager Space probe, which recently left our solar system.
As an even more special treat we will have the film’s director, Emer Reynolds, with us at the Astrofest and interviewed live.
To download the festival brochure click here

We look forward to your company