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Galway Astronomy Club are pleased to announce details of our next club meeting, which will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday the 6th March in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway.


Talk: “SETI and Adaptive Optics: a match made in the heavens”

With all the strange sightings across the Atlantic in recent weeks, maybe now is a good time to discuss life outside our planet. This talk will take a scientific approach to searching the universe for possible evidence for life elsewhere. How can the new technology of Adaptive Optics (a science that has greatly advanced due to the work here at the University of Galway) aid in this search? Join us in what promises to be a fascinating discussion.


Speaker: Ben McKeon (University of Galway)

I’m Ben, an avid space geek currently researching adaptive optics at the University of Galway. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the world of SETI when I took part in an internship with Breakthrough Listen and the Berkeley SETI Research Center. An active member of the University of Galway’s Astronomy Society, I always enjoy talking about the wonders of the night sky. When I’m not tinkering with my own telescope or designing a new one, I’m usually found running, reading or knee-deep in a pile of Lego.

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