Galway Astrofest 2017

Ireland’s Largest Astronomy Festival,

Westwood House Hotel, Newcastle, Galway

Fri 27th Jan – Sat 28th Jan


Over two days the Galway Astronomy Club will host what has become the largest Astronomy Festival in the country, with trade stands and displays from Ireland’s top retailers, displays of astrophotography and meteorites, lectures and talks from leading astronomers, free kiddie’s activities such as astro-art classes and a mobile planetarium, a free public astronomy viewing session from our dark sky site, workshops, a tour of the NUIG Observatory, an evening astro-dinner and table quiz.

More information is available by clicking the links below.
Detailed info regarding speakers you can find here, and for exhibitors, here.

Important notice: Please click here for the procedure for accessing the mobile planetarium.

Download the Festival Flyer 2017 to get an overview of the all the upcoming events.
The Astrofest Program 2017 will give you detailed information regarding the time table, all the talks and speakers.


Guests: €25. Club Members: €15. Students/OAP: €15 Children (U16): Free
Evening Dinner: €30


We look forward to your company.