AOP were very proud to have hosted the Irish National Astronomy Meeting or INAM which ran from the 4th to the 6th of September. Since 1974, the INAM or annual meeting of the Astronomical Science Group of Ireland (ASGI) as it was originally called, aims to encourage collaboration in astronomy and astrophysics and is one of the oldest cross-border bodies on the island of Ireland.

INAM Conference 2019 Armagh Planetarium Armagh 4 September 2019 CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com

Over 70 delegates from Irish universities, research institutes and other astronomy organisations were warmly welcomed to Armagh over the three-days, and alongside our own local astronomers, they treated us with their projects involving large international collaborations and scientific consortia: the European Space Agency (ESA), the US space agency NASA and the Irish Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) project to name a few.

INAM Conference 2019 Armagh Planetarium Armagh 4 September 2019 CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium also were able to showcase brand new conferencing facilities with state-of-the-art lighting and audio-visual systems. AOP Director, Prof. Michael Burton also made use of our 360-degree dome theatre to explain how current research can be used in a dome environment to both fellow researchers and to the public.

INAM Conference 2019 Armagh Planetarium Armagh 4 September 2019 CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com

For more details visit the INAM website www.INAM2019.com or for conferencing enquiries email marketing@armagh.ac.uk.


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