Hosted by Midlands Astronomy Club (midlandsastronomyclub.com) every spring since 1992, the COSMOS Star Party brings together amateur astronomers from all over Ireland. The event will take place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone from April 4th-6th. The weekend includes guest lecturers, exhibits, observing and even an amateur air-powered rocket launch! To mark their biggest event yet MAC has teamed up with Irish telescope supplier Ktec Telescopes (ktectelescopes.ie) to bring our readers this extragalactic competition!
Prize 1: Skywatch Heritage 100P Telescope and a copy of “Turn Left at Orion” PLUS a day pass of your choice (Saturday or Sunday) to COSMOS 2014.
Prize 2: A pair of Helios Astronomy Binoculars and a copy of “Turn Left at Orion” PLUS a day pass of your choice (Saturday or Sunday) to COSMOS 2014.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these superb prizes simply email or send us your own pictures or the sky and stars. These can be pictures taken on a digital camera or painted... Get creative!
Closing date for entries is Friday March 28th with the winners being announced on Monday March 31st.
Please send your entries to Cosmos Competition, Westmeath Examiner, Blackhall Place, Mullingar or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on COSMOS 2014 check out www.midlandsastonomyclub.com or on their ‘MAC’ Facebook page.
Best of luck!