Welcome to the Newport Astronomy Club website.
The club was formed in May 2016 to promote all aspects of amateur astronomy in an open, inclusive and friendly environment, by
- organising lectures and workshops,
- arranging observing sessions,
- participating in outreach programmes.
The club fosters a safe, educational and easy-going environment where members of every standard can enjoy astronomy. The club’s approach is one of participation and enjoyment for all, ‘sharing the eye-piece’ and the development of the knowledge and skills of individual members.
If you are interested, come along to one of our talks or observing sessions - you don't need to own a telescope or know anything at all about astronomy!! All of our events are open to the public (there is a small admission charge for non-members to each talk; observing sessions are free).
The club would particularly like to acknowledge the generosity of the Newport and District Development Company (NADDCo),
Newport National School and the Gráinne Uaile pub in making equipment and facilities available.
The club would also like to thank South West Mayo Development Company CLG for their assistance with funding of the club's telescope