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#Astronomy Ireland

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 24 May, 2013

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

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

May 24th 2013, 7:52 PM 16,653 Views 58 Comments

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
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Comet visible in Irish skies tonight

Apr 5th 2013, 6:29 PM 24,871 Views 24 Comments

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
# 2012 Review

2012: The year in space exploration

Dec 25th 2012, 2:00 PM 4,623 Views 6 Comments

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
# Meteors
# Meteors

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Dec 13th 2012, 4:33 PM 14,016 Views 19 Comments

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
# Look Up
# Look Up

View of the full moon and Jupiter from Samuel Beckett bridge

Nov 28th 2012, 9:30 PM 23,035 Views 38 Comments

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
# Meteors
# Meteors

600 year old meteors to rain on earth

Nov 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 19,058 Views 37 Comments

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
# Fireballs

Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night?

Sep 22nd 2012, 11:15 AM 30,442 Views 74 Comments

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
# ISS

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight

Aug 21st 2012, 6:32 PM 11,774 Views 53 Comments

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
# Eyes To The Sky

Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes

Aug 11th 2012, 3:45 PM 14,881 Views 29 Comments

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
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week

Aug 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,888 Views 13 Comments

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
# Space
# Space

The Moon to blaze alongside Mars and Saturn over Ireland

Jul 24th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,769 Views 8 Comments

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
# Well Done Sir
# Well Done Sir

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

Jul 5th 2012, 1:50 PM 7,840 Views 31 Comments

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
# Mythbusters
# Mythbusters

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

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 8,984 Views 32 Comments

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
# Human Cyborg
# Human Cyborg

Former human cyborg to present Dublin lecture on immortality

Jun 11th 2012, 12:27 PM 2,874 Views 4 Comments

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…
# Super Moon
# Super Moon

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

May 1st 2012, 8:30 PM 16,853 Views 12 Comments

… assuming it’s not cloudy. Ahem.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Meteor shower will be visible from Ireland this weekend
# Celestial Fireworks
# Celestial Fireworks

Meteor shower will be visible from Ireland this weekend

Apr 19th 2012, 4:18 PM 17,504 Views 17 Comments

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.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet
# Mars
# Mars

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet

Mar 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 9,145 Views 25 Comments

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 26 March, 2012

Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight
# Heavens Above
# Heavens Above

Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight

Mar 26th 2012, 4:45 PM 37,920 Views 22 Comments

Jupiter, Venus and a thin slice of crescent moon to be highly visible at 8.30pm.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 12 March, 2012

'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together
# Planets
# Planets

'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together

Mar 12th 2012, 11:26 AM 7,629 Views 8 Comments

The brightest and second-brightest planets in the sky will come extremely close to one other tonight – and it will all be visible with the naked eye.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight
# Solar Flare
# Solar Flare

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

Mar 8th 2012, 12:16 PM 9,680 Views 10 Comments

There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight
# Night Skies
# Night Skies

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight

Feb 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 15,046 Views 48 Comments

Keep an eye on the skies tonight as Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are set to align with the moon this evening.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

The International Space Station flies across Ireland tonight From The Daily Edge

The International Space Station flies across Ireland tonight

Feb 15th 2012, 2:25 PM 7,303 Views 13 Comments

Want to see the most expensive object ever built?

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 13 February, 2012

Northern Lights could be seen over Ireland tonight...
# Northern Lights
# Northern Lights

Northern Lights could be seen over Ireland tonight...

Feb 13th 2012, 3:43 PM 15,964 Views 23 Comments

…And tomorrow night, if we’re lucky, Astronomy Ireland says. So what do you need to see the aurora borealis? We let you know inside.

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers
# Planetwatch
From The Daily Edge
# Planetwatch

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers

Feb 4th 2012, 2:57 PM 3,234 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, NASA has released its first footage of the far side of the Moon…

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 19 January, 2012

€670m satellite to be named after Swords boy Adam, 10
# Ad Astra
From The Daily Edge
# Ad Astra

€670m satellite to be named after Swords boy Adam, 10

Jan 19th 2012, 7:17 PM 6,387 Views 18 Comments

Adam Vaughan is the Irish winner of a pan-European competition to have a new navigational satellite named after him.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 9 January, 2012

Live in the north-east? Start looking for some meteorites
# Fireball
# Fireball

Live in the north-east? Start looking for some meteorites

Jan 9th 2012, 6:09 PM 4,181 Views 11 Comments

Astronomy Ireland believes a fireball seen last week landed in the Irish Sea – but would have disintegrated over land first.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...
# Christmas Star
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas Star

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...

Dec 15th 2011, 9:45 PM 8,208 Views 48 Comments

Have you spotted that extremely bright star glowing in the sky at night these past few weeks? Unfortunately, it’s not the Christmas Star. But Astronomy Ireland knows what it is…

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 14 November, 2011

Astronomy Ireland lecture asks: what happens when the Sun dies?
# End Of The World
From The Daily Edge
# End Of The World

Astronomy Ireland lecture asks: what happens when the Sun dies?

Nov 14th 2011, 9:37 AM 1,116 Views 4 Comments

Longing for a lecture on how your home planet is going to be consumed by a fiery ball of apocalyptic hell? Well, you’re in luck…

# astronomy-ireland - Friday 21 October, 2011

Meteor shower to pass over Ireland tonight
# Meteor Shower
# Meteor Shower

Meteor shower to pass over Ireland tonight

Oct 21st 2011, 3:31 PM 5,644 Views 8 Comments

The Orionid meteors will be visible to all – no special equipment required – and Astronomy Ireland describes the event as “a beautiful display of celestial fireworks”.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together
# Planet Watch
From The Daily Edge
# Planet Watch

Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together

Oct 13th 2011, 8:01 AM 3,229 Views 30 Comments

Take a look up at the sky tonight to see Jupiter and the Moon blaze brighter than ever.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter
# Oops
From The Daily Edge
# Oops

Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter

Oct 6th 2011, 9:42 AM 1,108 Views 4 Comments

A passer-by thought they saw a flare being launched by a struggling boat. They didn’t: they saw the sparks of Jupiter.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Meteor hunt begins after fireball lands 'on west of Ireland'
# Fireball
# Fireball

Meteor hunt begins after fireball lands 'on west of Ireland'

Aug 31st 2011, 11:43 AM 5,978 Views 9 Comments

Anybody who finds fragments of the meteorite could make thousands of euro, experts say. So what are we looking for?

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'
# Stargazing
# Stargazing

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'

Aug 27th 2011, 12:41 PM 864 Views 4 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is gearing up to hold its annual stargazing event in Wicklow tonight, while the search is on for a space rock believed to have fallen to earth this week.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Search on for comet fragments after fireball seen over Ireland
# Fireball
# Fireball

Search on for comet fragments after fireball seen over Ireland

Aug 23rd 2011, 11:56 AM 897 Views 8 Comments

Did you see a fireball last night? If you did, you’re urged to get in touch with Astronomy Ireland, who are trying to determine if it landed on Irish soil.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Lunar eclipse visible from Ireland tonight
# Sky At Night
# Sky At Night

Lunar eclipse visible from Ireland tonight

Jun 15th 2011, 9:45 PM 16,333 Views 4 Comments

The eclipse will be best viewed on the east coast after 10pm this evening.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Earth set for near miss from asteroid - but greater danger ahead
# Duck!
From The Daily Edge
# Duck!

Earth set for near miss from asteroid - but greater danger ahead

May 5th 2011, 11:31 AM 15,825 Views 0 Comments

An asteroid measuring around a quarter of a mile across will come closer than the moon on November 8, but it’s a tiny worry compared to what else lies in store…

# astronomy-ireland - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Written in the stars: why Easter is a moveable feast
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Written in the stars: why Easter is a moveable feast

Apr 23rd 2011, 9:36 AM 1,280 Views 0 Comments

Why the moon makes Easter a moveable feast – and why you should spend at least some part of today staring at the sun.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Massive solar flare sends particles towards Earth
# Solar Flare
# Solar Flare

Massive solar flare sends particles towards Earth

Feb 16th 2011, 6:23 PM 2,923 Views 0 Comments

Irish astronomers say we might be able to see light display in night sky as a result of ‘X-flare’.

# astronomy-ireland - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Look outside: it's your last chance to see a solar eclipse for four years
# Solar Eclipse
# Solar Eclipse

Look outside: it's your last chance to see a solar eclipse for four years

Jan 4th 2011, 9:02 AM 565 Views 0 Comments

But experts warn eclipse watchers not to look at it directly.

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 20 December, 2010

Newgrange winter dawn coincides with rare total lunar eclipse
# Solstice
# Solstice

Newgrange winter dawn coincides with rare total lunar eclipse

Dec 20th 2010, 11:29 AM 4,493 Views 0 Comments

On the shortest day of the year, the two celestial events will coincide for first time in about 450 years.