Societies & Outreach

The ASGI has close links with many astronomy and astrophysics clubs and societies throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Astronomy Ireland regularly hold public lectures and talks on various astronomical topics in Trinity College in Dublin, while the Irish Astronomical Association hold regular meetings in Queens University in Belfast. A list of astronomy and astrophysics clubs for amateur astronomers can be found on the Societies page.

Many of the observatories on the island of Ireland have astronomical exhibitions and outreach centres associated with them, these are listed on the Observatories page.

The ASGI is also associated with various outreach events at the different universities, observatories and institutions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, some of the upcoming events are listed on the Outreach Events page.

Astrophysics has a long and distinguished history in Ireland, from Newgrange, which was one of the worlds first solar observatories to the “Leviathan of Parsonstown”, which was the largest telescope in the world in the late 1800’s. A brief introduction can be found on the History of Irish Astrophysics page.