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2012-06-23 Solarfest 2012 celebrates astronomy and the Sun

Solarfest 2012 celebrates astronomy and the Sun June 23 2012

Solarfest 2012 is a one-day event about solar astronomy. It is being organised by the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies with support from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Trinity College Dublin, and Dublin City University. The event will include speakers from TCD, DCU, and leading members of Ireland’s amateur astronomy community. Weather permitting, the organisers also hope to have solar observing and imaging sessions. A tour of the observatory will take place for a chance to see the dome and the 12″ Grubb refractor.

Spaces are limited to 60 seats. If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to ifas.solarfest@gmail.com Please state in the e-mail how many seats you would like to reserve.

The following is the programme of the day:
10:30 Registration – Tea/Coffee
11:00 Welcome Address
11:15 John Flannery (SDAS)
12:00 Andrew Taylor (ISDC)

12:45 Lunch – Tea/Coffee will be provided. Please bring your own picnic

. During Lunch:
* Solar Observing – People are encouraged to bring their own solar observing equipment
* Tour of the Observatory

14:15 Masha Chernyakova (DCU)
15:00 Discussion re Annular Eclipse (May 2012, Transit of Venus( June 2012) & Solar Eclipse (November 2012)
15:30 Ronan Newman (GAC)
16:15 Pietro Zucca (TCD)
17:00 Conference Close