Athlone Arts & Tourism are delighted to announce that Midlands Astronomy Club will be hosting an “Astronomy Night” of star gazing at Athlone Castle on Saturday 2nd December.
Midlands Astronomy Club will be setting up their high powered telescopes in the courtyard of Athlone Castle from 8:00pm. The event will run throughout the evening until 11:00pm.
This is a free event open to the public and is suitable for all ages. Star gazers will receive a guided tour of the night sky by Midlands Astronomy Club. Members of the Astronomy club will be on hand to answer any questions and assist any individuals who wish to bring their own telescopes.
K Tec Telescopes, Ireland’s premier astronomy shop for telescopes and astronomy accessories will be on site throughout the night with meteorites and telescopes on display.
Midland Astronomy Club will also be hosting a fund raising event on the night in support of the ISPCC.
Visitors can purchase snacks and hot beverages such as tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the Visitor Centre. Last admission to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will be at 5pm