Hosted by Midlands Astronomy Club and Ireland's only weekend-long Astronomy Star Party, COSMOS 2014 makes its way to the luxurious 4 Star Shamrock Lodge Hotel in County Westmeath over the weekend of April 4th to 6th.
The Guest Speakers include:
- Mr. Will Gater Astronomer, Science Write, and author of "The Practical Astronomer".
- Dr. Xavier Pellicer Geologist with the Geological Survey of Ireland, working with NASA.
- Dr. Eamon O'Gorman Theoretical Physics Postdoctoral Researcher at Trinity College Dublin.
- Ms. Mary Mulvihill Science author and broadcaster from Ingenious Ireland.
- Mr. William Bean Irish Astronomer & Blogger.
- Mr. John McKeon Irish Astrophotograher.
- Mr. Michael O'Connell Midlands Astronomy Club
- Mr. Declan Molloy Midlands Astronomy Club
Once of Ireland's best loved astronomical get-togethers, the weekend offers visitors almost everything from:
* Lectures by experienced and renowned people
* Exhibits and Displays
* Astro Buy & Sell
* Observing (2 nights worth)
* Saturday Night Dinner Party
* The Annual Cosmos Table Quiz
* Great opportunity to get to know like-minded amateur astronomers from around Ireland.
More details from the forums here or from the MAC website: www.midlandsastronomy.com including accommodation list and programme of events.