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Galway Astronomy Club are pleased to announce details of our December club meeting, which will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday the 12th February in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway.


Talk: ‘Visions of the night skies while rowing across the Atlantic Ocean’

In this talk Karen will be reliving her experiences under the vast ocean skies and tell us about her amazing voyage to row SOLO across the Atlantic for 80 days and nights and the wonders of viewing a truly dark night sky in the middle of the ocean.


Speaker: Dr. Karen Weekes

Karen Weekes is a performance psychologist and endurance adventurer. In February 2022, she became the first Irish female to row the Atlantic ocean solo and unsupported.

Working within business and sports teams for thirty years, Karen specialises in cognitive and practical coping strategies, pressure management and specific mechanisms for proactive motivation to achieve optimal performance in competitive business and sporting environments.

Her PhD and MSc research explored motivation and coping within ultra-endurance sport, which are tested throughout her personal endurance exploits.



New members and attendees on the night are welcome. We look forward to your company. 


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