The Farthest director star attraction at this weekend’s Astrofest 2018

Galway Astronomy Club’s Astrofest 2018, is taking place this Saturday January 27 in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, with registration from 9.15am.

The annual festival includes a day long series of talks, trade displays by Ireland’s largest telescope retailer, displays of photographs by some of Ireland’s top astrophotographers, lunchtime workshops and much more.

This weekend the Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture will be an interview with Emer Reynolds, Director of ‘The Farthest’. This amazing documentary will be shown in the Eye Cinema in Galway at 7.00 pm tomorrow Friday January 26.

The talks at this year’s programme include:

How We got to the Moon, (and Back ) by Brian MacGabhann. Chair, Galway Astronomy

How We Tell Time. by Dr David Malone, NUI Maynooth

From Exoplanets to Exolife by Dr. Nicholas Devaney, NUIG Dept of Physics.

Chasing the Alien Investigating the first Interstellar Object by Prof . Alan Fitzsimmons Queens University

The Farthest, the stunning documentary has been attracting rave reviews across the board, and tells the incredible story of the Voyager Space probe, which recently left our solar system.

For full details visit www.galwayastronomyclub.ie; Facebook @galwayastronomyclub or phone : 0857298831

Tickets costs : Guests: €25 , Club Members: €15, Students/OAP: €15 , Children (U16 ) Evening Dinner: €30

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