BAA-IAS Meeting Fri 5th - Sun 7th Sep 2008
The British Astronomical Association (BAA) 2008 Out of London meeting was a joint meeting
with the Irish Astronomical Society at University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Left to right; top to bottom:
Photos by J.Murphy and J.O'Neill.
- At the Dunsink Reception: Prof Luke Drury (DIAS); Deirdre Kelleghan (president; IAS) and Eamonn Annsbro (IAS) who
was speaker that evening.
- The Cake.
- Cutting the cake: Roger Pickard (President; BAA); Deirdre Kelleghan (president; IAS) and Prof Luke Drury (DIAS)
- Robin Moore (IAS) shows attendees the South Telescope.
- Speakers at Belfield: Nick Hewitt (BAA); John Mason (BAA); Deirdre Kelleghan (IAS); Mohsen Shadmehri (DCU);
Stewart Moore (BAA) and Tom Ray (DIAS).
- Group photo at Belfield.
- After Dinner speaker Leo Enright with Deirdre Kelleghan.
Saturday Day Programme
Saturday 6th Sep Daytime (at UCD Belfield)
- Registration 09.45 to 10.15
- Official Welcome at 10.15 - Roger Pickard, BAA President
- Dr Niall Smith (Blackrock Observatory, Cork): A 21st century observatory in a 16th Century Castle.
- Deirdre Kelleghan (IAS): The IAS and its outreach work.
- Lunch from 12.00 to 13.30
- Dr John Mason (BAA): 2008 Total Eclipse Report.
- Dr Stewart Moore (BAA): Galaxies - their discovery and observation.
- Dr Nick Hewitt (BAA): Action in Galaxies.
- Tea from 15.40 to 16.00.
- Dr Mohsen Shadmehri (DCU): Star formation near to the galactic centre.
- Prof Tom Ray (DIAS): Hubble's Successor - The James Webb Space telescope.
- Ends at 17.45
- Friday 5th Sep Daytime
- Full Day Visit to Birr Castle, Co Offaly, the home of the 72 inch Rosse Leviathan.
- Friday 5th Sep Evening
- Evening Reception at Dunsink Obs, Co Dublin, including talk by Eamonn Ansbro entitled
Desperately Seeking Planets.
- Saturday 6th Sep All Day of Talks (as above) at UCD Belfield.
- Saturday 6th Sep Evening
- Dinner at the Montrose Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, including after dinner talk by Leo Enright entitled
The Celtic Cosmos.
- Sunday 7th Sep Daytime
- Visit to Newgrange Passage Tomb, Co Meath.