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#Astronomy Ireland

# astronomy-ireland - Yesterday’s News


# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower

The moon at at 80% illumination and could outshine some of the shooting stars as they pass through the sky.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight

You don’t need a telescope for this one.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Stargazers rejoice: There's another supermoon on the way

This one will only be 1/200th smaller than the supermoon we saw last month.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The supermoon is still over Ireland - here's how it looked last night

The moon will remain much brighter than normal this evening – cloud permitting.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Look up: The supermoon is expected to last until Wednesday night

Despite being 2,023 kilometres farther away, the moon will still look as big as it was on Monday night.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Look up - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies tonight

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Look out your window tonight - there's a special meteor shower due over Ireland

There will be more than double the usual fireball activity associated with the annual Perseid outburst, which begins around 11pm Irish time.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 20 June, 2016

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for the first 'Strawberry moon' in 70 years

The last time the phenomenon occurred was in 1967.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 8 May, 2016

A once-in-a-generation phenomenon will be played out in the sky over Ireland tomorrow

Mercury is set to pass across the sun tomorrow afternoon. You won’t see the phenomenon again this clearly until 2049.

# astronomy-ireland - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

It’s the most impressive display the Moon can ever put on with another celestial object.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 28 September, 2015

Photos: Didn't manage to see the blood moon last night? Here is what you missed...

If you have been asleep for the last eight hours here is what you missed.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Look up - a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland

The International Space Station will be visable in our skies for the next five nights.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 2 March, 2015

Look out the window: You’ll be able to see Jupiter next to the full moon

The massive planet will be visible to the naked eye – even from brightly lit cities.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up ISS

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up

The International Space Station can be seen in Irish skies tonight and tomorrow.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Something very shiny in the sky tonight at 5.22pm and 6.58pm

It could be the International Space Station or it could be…

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 8 September, 2014

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 6 September, 2014

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014

Get your smartphones ready.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 23 May, 2014

Ireland could* be the best place in the world to see a stunning meteor shower tonight

*Weather permitting of course, but it’s not looking too good right now…

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 10 March, 2014

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland

If you did, you weren’t alone.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 21 February, 2014

It's a bird, it's a plane...No it's the International Space Station

The ISS will be visible over Ireland for the next four nights.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Did you see the fireball that broke up over Ireland last Friday evening?

The meteor was seen all across Ireland, but is thought to have only lasted a couple of seconds.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 28 October, 2013

The best astronomy apps for amateur stargazers

If you want to decipher the skies, these 11 apps are worth a look.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm

If you miss the chase tonight, you’ll have a chance next week.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 10 October, 2013

International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight

Areas between Dublin and Bantry Bay in Cork should be able to see it tonight.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 24 May, 2013

Did you see a fireball blazing across Ireland on Wednesday night?

Astronomy Ireland is gathering reports to try and figure out if the fireball might have landed on Irish soil.

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 5 April, 2013

Comet visible in Irish skies tonight

Comet PANSTARRS will be seen next to the Andromeda Galaxy in the northwest.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

2012: The year in space exploration 2012 Review This post contains images

2012: The year in space exploration

Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

View of the full moon and Jupiter from Samuel Beckett bridge

No need for a telescope to see the moon and Jupiter next to each other in tonight’s sky…

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 19 November, 2012

600 year old meteors to rain on earth

Observers may see almost twice as many meteors per hour compared to last Saturday’s meteor shower.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night? Fireballs This post contains images

Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night?

Fireballs were spotted in the night sky around Ireland last night…

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight ISS

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight

This will be one of the last chances to see it until later this year, Astronomy Ireland has said.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes Eyes To The Sky This post contains videos

Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes

The perseid meteor shower is underway. Get out and have a look!

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week

Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

The Moon to blaze alongside Mars and Saturn over Ireland

The Moon will be placed next to Mars on today and next to Saturn on tomorrow in the western sky just after sunset.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 5 July, 2012

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

Just as team in Geneva make headway in ‘God particle’ search, their Director General will speak here on the work of the Large Hadron Collider.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Explainer: Why the world isn’t going to end – an astronomer reveals all

Worried about solar flares? The Mayan calendar? The planet Nibiru? Astronomer Conor Farrell answers all your wildest questions.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 11 June, 2012

Former human cyborg to present Dublin lecture on immortality

Cybernetics professor Kevin Warwick had a chip implanted in his arm which he used to control an electronic artificial hand.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Ever seen a ‘super moon’? Well, you can this weekend…

… assuming it’s not cloudy. Ahem.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Meteor shower will be visible from Ireland this weekend

Earth is about to move into a cloud of dust and debris left by a comet – treating us to one of the best meteor showers this week.

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