Our Club meetings are held usually on the first Monday of every month at 7.30pm, this schedule can change if there is a Bank Holiday or a clashing event taking place at the Hotel. The season lasts from September to June and take place at the Westwood House Hotel which is located on the western side of the city next to the N59 Galway-Clifden Road.

Typically we start with our very informative “Sky Report” a ten minute talk describing events to look out for the month ahead in the night sky.

This is quickly followed by the main talk given by an academic speaker that lasts for an hour or so, after which we have a 5-10 minutes of audience questions.

Following this we like to relax and chat all things astronomical over tea, Coffee & Biscuits. New and Non members are also most welcome to attend.

Entry €2 for members, €3.50 non members

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To see abstracts on all of our upcoming talks just click HERE

September 7th Public Lecture

Professor Andy Shearer, Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway

“Dark Matter? Dark Energy? – What we dont know about he Universe”

October 5th Public Lecture

Professor Tom Ray, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS)

“The Einstein Lens and a Tale of Two Eclipses”


November 2nd Public Lecture

Change of Speaker Brian MacGabhann will give a talk about

“The Birth of Stars and Planets”

December 7th Public Lecture

Dr Nicholas Devaney, Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway

“The Next Generation Space Telescopes”

Special Christmas Lecture: December 21st

Dr Laurence O’Rourke European Space Agency, Madrid

“Rosetta the Comet Chaser – Up Close and Personal”

January 4th 2016 Public Lecture

Professor Dick Butler (retired), Dept of Chemistry, NUI Galway

“Quantum Cosmology, The Big Bang, Schroedingers Cat, Reality & John Bell”

February 8th 2016 Public Lecture

Frank Prendergast, UCD School of Archaeology

“The Role & Importance of the Sky in Prehistoric Societies – the evidence considered in a broader Archaeological and Anthropological context”

March 7th 2016 Public Lecture
Con McCarthy, European Space Agency
“From Sputnick to the Moon Landings – A Histort of the Russian Space Program”

April 4th 2016 Public Lecture

John Flannery, Irish Astronomical Society

“Mercury’s Maverick Motion and the hunt for Planet Vulcan”

May 9th 2016 Public Lecture and Exhibition

Professor Paul Mohr and Ronan Newman
“T Coronae Borealis and the Legacy of Millbrook Observatory, County Galway”

June 13th 2016 Members Annual General Meeting

19th Annual AGM to be followed by the IMAX Movie

“In Saturn’s Rings”

Film afterwards entitled: “Ireland The Final Frontier