There has been a long and cherished history with COSMOS and Midlands Astronomy Club in bringing the best speakers in their field to COSMOS, from around Ireland and outside of it.
Astronomer and Science Populariser and Writer
Professor in Physics & Astrophysics, and Director of the Rosse Solar-Terrestrial Observatory at Birr Castle
"Observing the Universe from Birr - from the Leviathan to LOFAR"
Department of Geology at Trinity College Dublin and Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Insitute
"Recent Flooding On Mars"
Irish Space Writer, Author and Broadcaster
"Soviet Lunar Exploration"
Astronomer, Astrophotographer and Observer
Solar Astronomer, Midlands Astronomy Club
The Wonderful World of Meteorites
Lecturer, Radio Presenter and Outreach Co-Ordinator, Midlands Astronomy Club
Make and Launch A Rocket Workshop (for kids)!
The programme of events includes these lecturers interpseresed with tea and coffee breaks, exhibits, astro buy and sell, rocket launches, and evening activities such as the Cosmic Dinner, Astro Table Quiz and (weather depending) observing.