Meet The Team

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Organiser

Kevin loves the outdoors and grew up in South Africa and holds as many hands-on public Astronomy events in Meath as possible. Some of Kevin’s passions include travel, fishing, astronomy and doing BBQ’s – so a trip to the Skellig Star Party and  the opportunity to help organise the event and charity BBQ is a very exciting prospect indeed.

Roy Stewart

Roy Stewart

Founder & Organiser

I got my 1st scope in 2009 and from then was hooked into Amateur Astronomy. Over the years as I progressed in the hobby I fell more and more in love with the night sky. In 2014 I started the Skellig Star Party.

Stephen Kershaw

Stephen Kershaw

Sponsor

Stephen has been into astronomy since 1986, when Halleys Comet last paid a visit. He set up Ktec Telescopes in 2011, to bring choice to astronomers in Ireland. He’s also a championship winning race cars driver.

Dave Connolly

Dave Connolly

Organiser & PR

I’m an avid Photographer and Astronomer. I live in the relatively dark skies of Co Laois. A former PRO of the Midlands Astronomy Club, I was responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in Irish and UK Astronomy to the Cosmos Star Party.

William Bean

William Bean

Creative Director

I’m a professional animator and part-time designer. I caught the astronomy bug in 2013 and quickly immersed myself in the hobby. Since then I’ve worked on various projects, many of which involve astronomy.