2016 Shannonside Astronomy Club
Burren Starparty (BSP)
2nd & 3rd
And / Or
30th September & 1st
This year we are provisionally going to have 2 dates for the star party at the start and end of September near the new moon on both dates. We are doing this because of the poor weather in previous years. Depending on the weather forecast in the week before either of the two weekends we will make a call on going ahead with the star party.
The club will be holding night sky observing sessions,
starting at 8pm and lasting well into the night, weather permitting. If the
weather is not favourable, we'll be heading back to Logues Lodge in
is one of the darkest sites in Ireland and western Europe, making it a
superb location for astronomy. The club telescopes are available
for anyone who doesn't have a telescope and club members will have
their telescopes there also.
There will be a brief discussion before observing about the night sky at
This is a FREE
if the weather is not good we will abondon the observing
and go back to Logues Lodge in BallyVaughan.