# astronomy - Today’s News
# astronomy - Sunday 13 July, 2014
Last night’s supermoon was the first of three expected to happen over the next few months.
# astronomy - Friday 4 July, 2014
Twinkle, twinkle little star.
# astronomy - Sunday 22 June, 2014
These occur so high in the atmosphere that astronauts on the ISS can see them not too far below them.
# astronomy - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
The Kepler spacecraft been on a planet-hunting mission since 2009 – and it’s just found the first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone. What are the implications?
# astronomy - Thursday 10 April, 2014
With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.
# astronomy - Friday 21 March, 2014
From the X-Files to the Men in Black, the alien occupies a unique place in pop culture, linked to widespread paranoia at the technological complexity of our age, writes Clare Taylor.
# astronomy - Monday 10 March, 2014
If you did, you weren’t alone.
# astronomy - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems? Conor Farrell takes a look.
# astronomy - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
Is spring the start of February… or the start of March? If you ask me, there’s only one proper answer, and it involves astronomy. But there are a couple of reasons behind different dates, writes Conor Farrell.
# astronomy - Monday 27 January, 2014
An area of the county will now be classified as a ‘Dark Sky’ region.
# astronomy - Sunday 12 January, 2014
It’s been said that we are all made of ‘starstuff’. It’s an awe-inspirining statement, but how accurate is it? Conor Farrell explains.
# astronomy - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
The extreme cold weather is causing chaos across the United States and Canada as temperatures plunge as low as -37 degrees Celsius.
# astronomy - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
The meteor was seen all across Ireland, but is thought to have only lasted a couple of seconds.
# astronomy - Wednesday 25 December, 2013
According to the Bible story, the Star of Bethlehem – or the Christmas Star – led the Three Wise men to the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago. But was it an actual astronomic event?
# astronomy - Saturday 14 December, 2013
Short days can hinder what we can do with our free time – but there is plenty to see and do at night, even in these days of less money to spend, astronomy is a surprisingly inexpensive (and often free!) hobby to enjoy, writes Conor Farrell.
# astronomy - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Comet ISON was apparently no match for the sun.
The comet could simply melt due to the heat — or it could survive and light up our skies next month.
# astronomy - Monday 25 November, 2013
Comet ISON is just days away from its close encounter with the sun, writes Conor Farrell, who tells us more about this ‘sungrazer’ comet.
# astronomy - Monday 28 October, 2013
If you want to decipher the skies, these 11 apps are worth a look.
# astronomy - Monday 12 August, 2013
Astronomy Ireland is asking for people to chart the number of meteors they see, as the brightest shower of the year becomes visible tonight.
# astronomy - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
See the tiny blue dot there that’s the earth (not to be confused with dust on your screen).
# astronomy - Sunday 9 June, 2013
A new study suggests that the phosphorus needed to kickstart organic life came to this planet on meteorites.
# astronomy - Tuesday 4 June, 2013
# astronomy - Friday 24 May, 2013
Astronomy Ireland is gathering reports to try and figure out if the fireball might have landed on Irish soil.
# astronomy - Friday 5 April, 2013
Comet PANSTARRS will be seen next to the Andromeda Galaxy in the northwest.
# astronomy - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Earth, meet your new baby cousin: Kepler 37b.
# astronomy - Thursday 3 January, 2013
Researchers have confirmed to NewScientist that NASA is considering plans to put another natural satellite in orbit around our own.
# astronomy - Thursday 27 December, 2012
It’s called an oak moon, don’t you know.
# astronomy - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.
# astronomy - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
Located 12 light years away, Tau Ceti has five planets that orbit it in a balmy zone which gives the best chance for nurturing life, astronomers say.
# astronomy - Saturday 15 December, 2012
It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.
# astronomy - Thursday 13 December, 2012
Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.
# astronomy - Sunday 9 December, 2012
British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore passed away peacefully at his West Sussex home earlier today, according to a family statement.
# astronomy - Wednesday 28 November, 2012
No need for a telescope to see the moon and Jupiter next to each other in tonight’s sky…
# astronomy - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
‘Makemake’ is one of five dwarf planets known to exist on the edge of our Solar System – but very little has been known about it until this point.
# astronomy - Monday 5 November, 2012
Curiosity has used its ‘hand lens imager’ to take 55 photos of itself – and stitch them into one single giant image.
# astronomy - Friday 5 October, 2012
The Moon and Jupiter will line up spectacularly close together tonight, Astronomy Ireland has said.
# astronomy - Saturday 22 September, 2012
Fireballs were spotted in the night sky around Ireland last night…
# astronomy - Thursday 30 August, 2012
This month the universe has decided to throw in a second full moon for the price of one.
# astronomy - Tuesday 28 August, 2012
NASA has released the first high-resolution photo from the Curiosity rover. This is how the neighbours live.