Solarfest was held again this year at the magnificent venue of Dunsink Observatory. Once again a first class programme was provided with four speakers on solar matters as well a short talk by organiser Michael O'Connell on the 2015 Eclipse, Total across some of the Atlantic but also very seriously Partial in Ireland. There were enough gaps in the clouds to enable some Solar Observing as well as excellent craic all round.

  • 12" Grubb refractor 12" Grubb refractor
  • Solar Observing on arrival Solar Observing on arrival
  • Michael O'Connel intoruducing Michael O'Connel intoruducing
  • David Grennan on Spectroscopy David Grennan on Spectroscopy
  • David Grennan taking questions David Grennan taking questions
  • Brian Beesley explains Solar Imaging Brian Beesley explains Solar Imaging
  • Terry Moseley BEM at the controls of the Grubb Terry Moseley BEM at the controls of the Grubb
  • Doors open! Doors open!
  • Observing and Craic during lunch Observing and Craic during lunch
  • Observing during lunch Observing during lunch
  • Observing during lunch Observing during lunch
  • Michael on the 2015 Eclipse Michael on the 2015 Eclipse
  • Eamon Scullion - "Structures on the surface of the Sun" Eamon Scullion - "Structures on the surface of the Sun"
  • Seanie Morris asks a question Seanie Morris asks a question
  • Eamon is awarded a wee present Eamon is awarded a wee present
  • Shaun Bloomfield gets his present Shaun Bloomfield gets his present