Programme of Lectures

All meetings start at 8pm in the Lecture Theatre at Ballyclare High School, Ballyclare, County Antrim. For directions, click here.


September 4th – Lawrence Hanna & Stevie Beasant (NIAAS) – Novae and Supernovae Types & The Summer Triangle

October 2nd – Dr. Ernst de Mooij  (QUB) – Investigating the Atmospheres of Alien Worlds

November 6th – Dr. Jorick Vink (AOP) – First Light with the James Webb Telescope

November 20th – NIAAS – NIAAS Beginners Night

December 4th – Dr. Marc Sarzi (AOP) – Integral – Field Spectroscopy in Astronomy 


January 8th – Philip Matchett, Simon Sloan, Neil Patterson (NIAAS) – What type of amateur telescope is the best? – The Big Debate

February 5th – Dr. Matt Nicholl (QUB) – Fantastic Bursts and Where to Find Them

March 4th – Dave Lillis (Limerick) – In the Shadow of the Earth -A Trip Through 21st Century Lunar Eclipses

April 8th – Dr. Stefano Bagnulo (AOP) – Night Time Astronomy with Sunglasses

May 13th – Stevie Beasant (NIAAS) – Galaxy Season & AGM