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The Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society (NIAAS)
Remaining Meetings Cancelled PDF Print E-mail

Coronavirus Covid-19 will affect all of us and as with other organisations we don't want to put anyone's life at risk.

We understand that a lot of our members or their family fall into the category of higher risk, also our meetings being held in a school has led us to the decision to cancel the last two meetings of the season.

So, to confirm there will be no meeting on Monday 6th April or Monday 4th May which is also our AGM. We the committee feel this is the correct decision.

Hopefully we will all overcome this and ALL of us will come together again sometime in the near future to enjoy this hobby we love.

Life still goes on and so does Astronomy, so please keep looking up and we will continue to keep you up to date with what's happening out there and any society news through our usual media outlets.

Stay safe
NIAAS Committee.

Andrew Johnston PDF Print E-mail

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of our honorary member Andrew Johnston (Shown left in this picture). Andrew was one of the original members of our society, the then EAAS and was a keen astronomer. If you search this site you will come across some articles that he had done for us, he had fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm for the club and was a good friend to many of us. I'm sure you will join us in sending our condolences to his family.

Programme PDF Print E-mail

All meetings start at 8pm in the Lecture Theatre at Ballyclare High School, Ballyclare, County Antrim. For directions, click here.


September 2nd - Gary Fildes (Kielder Observatory) - TBC

October 7th - Prof. Michael  Burton (Armagh Observatory/Planetarium  - Astronomy in Antarctica

November 4th - Dr.Ryan Milligan (QUB) - The Sleeping Giant the Current State of Solar Activity

December 2nd - Dr. Matt Redman (Galway) - The Shaping of Planetary Nebulae


January 6th - Prof. Mark Bailey - Societal Impacts and Long-term Climate Archives at Armagh Observatory

February 3rd - Prof. Tom Millar (QUB) - The Birth Of Stars And Planets   Stevie Beasant (NIAAS) - Orion, More than a Nebula

March 2nd - Dr. Mike Simms (National Museums NI) - 1969 A Special Year For Space Rocks (and not just the moon)

April 6th - Meeting Cancelled

May 4th - Meeting Cancelled


Associate Membership PDF Print E-mail

Due to the great increase of interest, we are very proud to introduce a new associate membership pack!

Are you interested in local astronomy and would like to become a member of the NIAAS but you're unable to attend our meetings in Ballyclare? Then Associate Membership is for you!

Become a NIAAS member ONLINE PDF Print E-mail

We are pleased to announce that you can now become a NIAAS member ONLINE with payment through PayPal.

Click here to see our membership options and join now for membership to September 2020!  Pay securely with PayPal. Even if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay with your credit or debit card!

There is no better time to join or renew your current membership!
(The NIAAS is a registered charity no. NIC100233 and registered as a charity with the Inland Revenue: Charity No. XT18196)


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