Since 1986, the Midlands Astronomy Club (formerly the Tullamore Astronomical Society) has been helping promote the interests of Astronomy and allied subjects. It has done so through:
• Monthly Public Lectures
• Observing Sessions twice monthly
• Monthly Club Newsletter (Réalta)
• Monthly free astronomical handouts and guides
• Our own annual Cosmos Star Party
• Newspaper and Radio coverage across the region
• Visits to schools and other clubs
• Fundraising Events
• Other Public Events e.g. table quizes
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday every month (except June and July), and are open to everyone, young and old. Read more about the club here. Anyone can get involved, and our friendly and informal meetings cater for everyone. Why not come along and find out for yourself?
• Science Week is coming! November 10th to 17th is Ireland's chance to celebrate all things scientific. MAC plans to host an additional event to its November lecture night, details to be confired.
• "Stargazing in Stradbally" for Science Week on Saturday November 16th from 8pm at Stradbally Library. Free event, all welcome!
• "Telescope Night & Astronomy Expo" is our December public lecture on Tuesday December 3rd. Read More here >
Past Events News
• Photographing the Winter Night Sky was our November lcture by Dave Connolly, who showed how a DSLR Camera and a few tricks can bring out the woonders of the night sky. Read More >
•Perseids StarBQ and Meteor Watch Took place on Saturday August 10th. BBQ, campfire and tents for the night and a few meteors were all part of the 'show'! Read More >
•COSMOS 2013 was probably our best ever! See more about Ireland's ONLY weekend-long Star Party - COSMOS 2013 >
Check out www.irishastronomy.org where you can see the latest astronomical highlights in the night sky. What is that planet in the East? Which meteor shower peaks this month? How can I spot the ISS? It's all there. You can also check out www.heavens-above.com and register a FREE account: this sets up your location and offers everything from satellite and ISS passes to sky charts, comets and more according to your position on the globe. We also recommend www.skymaps.com for this month's astronomical sky charts.
Today's Latest Astronomy
Current location of the International Space Station
The ISS will next be seen from November 13th over Ireland as a very early morning/predawn object with 2 passes visible each day for that morning. See www.heavens-above.com for accurate pass predictions according to your location.
You can also check out the aforementioned site for Iridium Flares and much more from the same link.