I managed to get to see this free exhibition last Friday. I thought it was a brilliant exhibition of some of the best astrophotography by Irish amateurs. In fact the room (in The Botanical Gardens in Dublin) where the framed images were presented did justice to all these fine images.
I have seen most of these images already on the IFAS site but somehow viewing them in this style of presentation was all the more enjoyable. I spotted 3 images by Dave Lillis and 2 by John O' Mahony.
Deirdre Kelleghan's sketches of the Moon and Sun were very striking and in particular the one showing granulation on the Sun. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into observing this detail, not to mention her artistic talent in presenting the final result.
There was quite a few people viewing the exhibition while I was there and from chatting to the lads from IAS I understand that about 4,500 people had signed the visitors book. Given that only one person of a group may have signed the book then upwards of 5,000 has seen the exhibition. Well done to all those who conceived of and brought the project to fruition.
It would be great if this collection of images could be displayed in other cities.