Hosted by Midlands Astronomy Club and Ireland's only weekend-long Amateur Astronomy Star Party, COSMOS 2013 it comes to Annaharvey Equestrian Farm, Tullamore over the weekend of April 12th to 14th.
The Guest Speaker's List includes:
- Prof. Ian Morison, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Fellow of Gresham College and Honorary Professor Jodrell Bank Observatory.
- Sara Beck of the American Association of Variable Star Observers from Boston, USA.
- Simon Jeffrey, Reseach Astronomer at Armagh Observatory.
- Declan Molloy, Midlands Astronomy Club.
- Simon Todd, renowned Irish astrophotographer.
- Dave McDonald, IFAS Chairperson and renowned asteroid hunter.
- Albert White, South Dublin AS and ILPAC
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