The 20th annual Cosmos Star Party took place in the rural and secluded surroundings of Annaharvey Equestrian Farm, Tullamore in County Offaly. Below was the programme from last year's very successful event...
The Speakers, their Topics and this year's Timetable includes:
Laurence Rigney, Midlands Astronomy Club
Girvan McKay, Midlands Astronomy Club
Thierry Legault, French Astrophotographer
Eamon Ansbro, Kingsland Observatory, Roscommon
Saturday 4:15pm - Cosmos 2012 Table Quiz
Dermot Gannon, Midlands Astronomy Club
Apostolos Christou, Armagh Observatory
Kevin Berwick, Dublin
About the Cosmos Star Party
The talks are interspersed with tea breaks and lunches, and throughout the weekend you can avail of:
• Displays & Exhibits from individuals and clubs
• Guided Astro Trek on the farm
• Astro Buy & Sell
• Spot prizes & raffles
• Cosmic Dinner
• Observing Sessions
• Good fun and relaxation
COSMOS 2012 is NOT a ticket event, so do not worry about booking a place. The prices for this years event are as follows:
Weekend Pass - €45 Regular, €35 Concession.
Saturday or Sunday only Pass - €25 Regular, €20 Concession.
Friday night only - €5 all.
Note: Regular = Adult and 3rd Level Student, Concession = secondary school students, and Retired/OAP. Children under 12 are gladly welcomed for free as long as they are accompanied with an adult. All admissions include complimentary tea/coffee breaks, but exclude lunches and dinner. The lunch and dinner prices will be added here soon.
How To Get Here
All roads lead to Tullamore:
Cork-Mitchelstown-Cashel-Abbeyleix-Portlaoise (M80 on to the N80)
Belfast-Newry-Dundalk (N52 North)
Derry-Strabane-Omagh-Monoghan (N54/55 North)
Directions From Tullamore
From Tullamore, take the R420 to Portarlington. Continue for 3 miles and on the left will be Annaharvey Equestrian Farm. Signs will be erected on the soft shoulder from both directions approaching Annaharvey Farm. Give plenty of notice to the driver(s) behind you that you will be turning!
It is highly recommended that you book your accommodation if travelling from afar as soon as possible. There are many B&B's in the town and surrounding areas - you can view the accommodation list here. Please Note: accommodation in Annaharvey itself is fully booked out!
Click to find out more information about Annaharvey Farm (www.annaharveyfarm.ie)
Contact us and we will be happy to help!