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#Astronomy

# astronomy - Friday 8 September, 2017

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# astronomy - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Scientists have finally found a 'star' that was spotted by Korean astrologers nearly 600 years ago

The “star” was actually a colossal hydrogen explosion which produced a burst of light 300,000 times brighter than our Sun.

# astronomy - Monday 21 August, 2017

# astronomy - 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 - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

# astronomy - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

# astronomy - Friday 10 February, 2017

Eyes to the sky: Ireland will be treated to a rare eclipse of the moon tonight

The eclipse will officially begin at 10.30 but dimming will not be visible until after 11.

# astronomy - 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 - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Take a look at one of the rarest types of galaxy there is

“Less than 0.1% of all observed galaxies are Hoag-type galaxies.”

# astronomy - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Star attractions: Here's what we'll be seeing in the skies in 2017

Saturn, Venus and shooting stars are set to feature across Irish skies in 2017.

# astronomy - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Labour of love: This time-lapse of Irish skies makes for soothing viewing

“When you go to places like Wicklow, Kerry, Galway or Mayo and you have some of the clearest skies in Europe.”

# astronomy - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets

The ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years from earth, and orbited by three planets.

# astronomy - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Astronomy Ireland is advising people to go outdoors and check out the beautiful spectacle.

# astronomy - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Check out these incredible photos of the solar system Out Of This World This post contains images

Check out these incredible photos of the solar system

Simply breathtaking.

# astronomy - Monday 9 November, 2015

Did you spot the massive fireball that passed over Ireland last night?

The explosion was most likely caused by a space rock colliding with earth, Astronomy Ireland said.

# astronomy - Sunday 27 September, 2015

If you stay up late tonight you’ll see the moon turn a deep blood red

It’s the last total lunar eclipse with a red shadow you’ll see for a while as the next one won’t be visible from Ireland until 2019, writes Conor Farrell.

# astronomy - Friday 25 September, 2015

You'll be able to see something rare and amazing in the sky this weekend*

*Weather permitting, OF COURSE.

# astronomy - Friday 31 July, 2015

Look up, there’s a blue moon tonight*

*If you can see past the clouds, that is.

# astronomy - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

# astronomy - Monday 27 April, 2015

Did you see the massive fireball over Ireland last night?

And by any chance did you see where parts of it landed?

# astronomy - 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 - Monday 9 February, 2015

Is there life on Jupiter’s moons? Ireland’s helping to find out

A former NASA scientist will speak in Dublin tonight about the missions.

# astronomy - Monday 19 January, 2015

This fireball tore across the night sky yesterday evening? Did you see it?

A photographer in Dalkey managed to capture this amazing shot over Dublin.

# astronomy - Friday 9 January, 2015

Look up: You've two weeks to see a glowing green comet

Comet Lovejoy is paying a visit.

# astronomy - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like

It’s chance of being habitable? “Promising.”

# astronomy - 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 - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Astronomers are getting ready to take the image of the century

They’re going to try to capture an image of supermassive black hole.

# astronomy - Monday 8 September, 2014

# astronomy - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Look up! We'll be able to see a cyanide-releasing green comet today

Comet Jacques will be visible in the skies over Ireland this weekend, emitting a green cyanide trail.

# astronomy - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 breathtaking photos of the supermoon from around the world Supermoon

9 breathtaking photos of the supermoon from around the world

Last night’s supermoon was the first of three expected to happen over the next few months.

# astronomy - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ukrainian astronomers adopt star and name it 'Putin is a d*ckhead' Written In The Stars

Ukrainian astronomers adopt star and name it 'Putin is a d*ckhead'

Twinkle, twinkle little star.

# astronomy - Sunday 22 June, 2014

You can spot rare glowing clouds formed by meteors over Ireland Noctilucent This post contains images

You can spot rare glowing clouds formed by meteors over Ireland

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

Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean?

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

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

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

Column: Why are we compelled to search for life on other planets?

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

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland

If you did, you weren’t alone.

# astronomy - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Column: Is space exploration worth the money?

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

Column: When does spring really start? Let's clear this is up once and for all.

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

Astro-tourism: Kerry designated as stargazing reserve

An area of the county will now be classified as a ‘Dark Sky’ region.

# astronomy - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust

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.

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