I like books because they open up the Universe to me
Deirdre Kelleghan lives in Ireland; she is an artist and amateur astronomer. She has a passion for experimentation in her approach to lunar, solar and deep sky sketching. Her work has been internationally acknowledged as unique.
This overwhelming passion also feeds into public expression as Deirdre is an avid informal educator. She relishes in developing drawing workshops and talks to share the wonders of the Universe with children and adults. Her workshop Deadly Moons is the recipient of the prestigious SPORE Award from the American Society for the Advancement of Science.
Deirdre is captivated by the explorations of interplanetary space probes. Currently she is working on a new and exciting phase of multi-media paintings, journeying through surfaces on other worlds, and bringing them to canvas.
Deirdre is a co author of a book on Moon Sketching
Sketching the Moon an Astronomical Artist Guide is to be
published by Springer later this year.
Vice Chair IFAS
National Coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders
National Rep The European Association for Astronomy Education