Irish National Astronomy Meeting 2018

The Irish National Astronomy Meeting (INAM) will be held in Birr Theatre, Birr, Co. Offaly on September 5-7, 2018. The focus will be on new opportunities for Irish astrophysics presented by membership of the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) and of the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Registration: If you have not already registered for INAM, the late registration fee is €50. Otherwise, the registration fee is €20 for students and €40 for all others. Please pay in cash at the registration desk. Exact change would be appreciated.

Programme: Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6 will be full days of talks. Details of the programme are now online at INAM2018 Programme.

Public Talk: A public talk by Dr Pietro Zucca from ASTRON will take place on Wednesday the 5th at 19:00 in the Birr Theatre. Tickets can be booked via the Birr Theatre website.

Birr Theatre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr.

Conference Reception/Star-B-Q: A reception will take place on Thursday evening from 7pm in the grounds of Birr Castle.

Lunch/Dinner Recommendations: There are many places to eat in Birr. Our top 10 are given below!

ASGI Business Meeting: An ASGI Business Meeting will take place on Friday, September 7 at the Rosse Observatory, Birr Castle from 10:00 until 12:30. Students and Postdocs in particular are welcome to attend and contribute to this meeting. The ASGI Agenda is given below.

  • 10:00-10:15  Welcome (Peter Gallagher).
  • 10:15-11:00  Proposal for new ASGI Council and Executive (Matt Redman).
  • 11:30-12:00 Discussion on proposed relationship with Royal Astronomical Society (Mike Cruise).
  • 12:00-12:30  Summary and Close of INAM2018 and Announcement of INAM2019 (Matt Redman).
Rosse Observatory, Birr Castle Demesne.

Peter Curran Award: The Peter Curran Award for the best student contribution will be awarded for the third year running.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is €20 for students and €40 for all other participants.

Locations: Conference talks and the Public talk will will take place in the Birr Theatre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Co. Offaly. The ASGI Business Meeting will take place in the Rosse Observatory, Birr Castle Demesne.

Further Information: Please email if you have any questions about the meeting.