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#Astronomy Ireland

# 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.

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet Mars This post contains videos

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains images

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

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

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

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

The International Space Station flies across Ireland tonight

Want to see the most expensive object ever built?

# astronomy-ireland - Monday 13 February, 2012

Northern Lights could be seen over Ireland tonight...

…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

From The Daily Edge Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers Planetwatch This post contains videos

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers

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

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 19 January, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The Daily Edge Astronomy Ireland lecture asks: what happens when the Sun dies? End Of The World This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together

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

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 6 October, 2011

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

Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter

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'

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'

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

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 This post contains images

Lunar eclipse visible from Ireland tonight

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

# astronomy-ireland - Thursday 5 May, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Ireland to brighten up with meteor shower tonight

Shooting stars to put on a show that will be visible to the naked eye.

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

'Champagne' supernova spotter celebrates with a nice cup of tea Raheny Supernova This post contains images

'Champagne' supernova spotter celebrates with a nice cup of tea

TheJournal.ie has first photograph Irish amateur astronomer took of supernova, the “biggest thing ever discovered in Irish astronomy”

# astronomy-ireland - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

IRELAND MAY BE IN THE GUTTER, but tonight we could all be looking at the stars.

Shooting stars that is – because for the next few days, the yearly spectacle that is the Perseid meteor shower will be visible.

More than 60 meteors an hour will be shooting across the night sky, which according to Astronomy Ireland‘s chairman, David Moore, could mean that you could see one star a minute catapulting across the skies.

The Perseids have been observed for around 2,000 years and are only visible if you live north of the equator. They can be seen perfectly with the naked eye – although if you want a good view of the amazing “trains” that the burning meteors leave in their wake then it is a good idea to use binoculars.

The shower reaches its peak on Thursday night between midnight and 3am. So set up your coffee machine and get ready for one of the most rewarding astronomical events on Earth.

Check out what to expect by watching a video of last year’s Perseid meteor shower: