Aisling O’Beirn has been working with groups around Galway on a specially-commissioned new work, Light Years From Here. All of the stars in the night sky are at different distances from the earth, ranging from the nearest, Proxima Centauri, at a mere 4 light years away, to early generations of stars, billions of light years from us. Depending on where we look we can see light ranging from the start of the Islamic Hijri calendar (622) to the launch of Sputnik (1957).
For Light Years from Here Galway residents from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds contributed dates and related anecdotes that have a special significance for them. Join TULCA and Galway Astronomical Society to find the stars that match these dates, and watch two of O’Beirn’s recent video works.
Meet in the car park of the Twelve Hotel. Buses 414, 424 and 524 go regularly from Galway City to Bearna.
NOTE: This event is dependent upon clear skies. Please check the website for updates as poor weather may change the location or time.