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# astronomy - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
# Look Up
# Look Up

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 25,373 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

# astronomy - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

Oct 29th 2020, 9:45 PM 45,790 Views 15 Comments

It will be the second full moon of this calendar month, making it a “Blue Moon”.

# astronomy - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight
# Eyes Up
# Eyes Up

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight

Aug 11th 2020, 7:59 PM 85,337 Views 33 Comments

The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.

# astronomy - Sunday 9 August, 2020

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week
# THE PERSEIDS
# THE PERSEIDS

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,166 Views 13 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

# astronomy - Friday 24 July, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
# Look To The Skies
# Look To The Skies

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,017 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

# astronomy - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'
# Astronomical
# Astronomical

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,196 Views 64 Comments

The black hole is twice as big as scientists believed possible.

# astronomy - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
# Great Gig In The Sky
# Great Gig In The Sky

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 11:43 AM 80,537 Views 67 Comments

The brightest of the fireballs was at about 6.54 pm last night.

# astronomy - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening
# Moon Landing
# Moon Landing

A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening

Jul 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,637 Views 27 Comments

There won’t be another one for 2 years, so Astronomy Ireland is asking people to send photos of the eclipse into them.

# astronomy - Monday 21 January, 2019

Here's how the 'super wolf blood moon' looked over Ireland early this morning
# Lunar Eclipse
# Lunar Eclipse

Here's how the 'super wolf blood moon' looked over Ireland early this morning

Jan 21st 2019, 7:54 AM 47,282 Views 18 Comments

The phenomenon was the only lunar eclipse that was visible in Ireland this year.

# astronomy - Thursday 3 January, 2019

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing
# The Great Beyond
# The Great Beyond

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,537 Views 3 Comments

A supermoon later this month is the first of three in a row.

# astronomy - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
# Discovery
# Discovery

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

Jul 17th 2018, 9:16 PM 14,411 Views 11 Comments

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610.

# astronomy - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Double Take: The plaque in Rathmines celebrating telescope maker Howard Grubb
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: The plaque in Rathmines celebrating telescope maker Howard Grubb

May 16th 2018, 4:08 PM 1,171 Views 0 Comments

In plain sight on Observatory Lane.

# astronomy - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

Apr 29th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,469 Views 11 Comments

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# astronomy - Friday 30 March, 2018

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter
# Omg Moment
# Omg Moment

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter

Mar 30th 2018, 11:59 AM 33,958 Views 87 Comments

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed.

# astronomy - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

A rare 'super blue blood moon' will be visible later - but Ireland won't experience the full effect
# Super-duper Moon
# Super-duper Moon

A rare 'super blue blood moon' will be visible later - but Ireland won't experience the full effect

Jan 31st 2018, 7:46 AM 46,457 Views 32 Comments

The spectacle will be visible in clear skies above Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe.

# astronomy - Sunday 7 January, 2018

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
# Tabby's Star
# Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,923 Views 29 Comments

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# astronomy - Friday 8 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 8th 2017, 10:58 AM 52,051 Views 60 Comments

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
# Nova
# Nova

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

Sep 2nd 2017, 10:30 AM 11,627 Views 26 Comments

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

The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?

Aug 21st 2017, 8:10 AM 61,359 Views 51 Comments

Ages, is the answer.

# astronomy - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

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

Aug 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 19,715 Views 23 Comments

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
# Birr-illiant
# Birr-illiant

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

Jul 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,756 Views 17 Comments

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 Martian
# The Martian

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

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 8,633 Views 6 Comments

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
# Full Moon Half Moon
# Full Moon Half Moon

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

Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 25,332 Views 11 Comments

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
# Look Up
# Look Up

The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight

Jan 31st 2017, 7:00 PM 30,488 Views 18 Comments

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
# Burcin's Galaxy
# Burcin's Galaxy

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

Jan 7th 2017, 9:30 AM 19,078 Views 41 Comments

“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
# Star Gazing
# Star Gazing

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

Jan 1st 2017, 10:15 PM 28,783 Views 24 Comments

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
# Light Art
# Light Art

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

Nov 12th 2016, 8:15 PM 19,879 Views 11 Comments

“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
# Trappist 1
# Trappist 1

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets

May 3rd 2016, 6:05 AM 17,695 Views 51 Comments

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
# Spectacle
# Spectacle

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Feb 23rd 2016, 9:46 PM 60,074 Views 22 Comments

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
# Out Of This World

Check out these incredible photos of the solar system

Feb 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 18,427 Views 52 Comments

Simply breathtaking.

# astronomy - Monday 9 November, 2015

Did you spot the massive fireball that passed over Ireland last night?
# Great Balls Of Fire
# Great Balls Of Fire

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

Nov 9th 2015, 7:56 PM 20,823 Views 27 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Sep 27th 2015, 1:00 PM 209 Views 33 Comments

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*
# The Late Late Show
# The Late Late Show

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

Sep 25th 2015, 8:08 PM 25,903 Views 13 Comments

*Weather permitting, OF COURSE.

# astronomy - Friday 31 July, 2015

Look up, there's a blue moon tonight*
# You Saw Me Standing Alone
# You Saw Me Standing Alone

Look up, there's a blue moon tonight*

Jul 31st 2015, 10:03 PM 18,341 Views 12 Comments

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

# astronomy - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto
# The Final Frontier
# The Final Frontier

"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto

Jul 15th 2015, 9:09 PM 21,635 Views 42 Comments

WOAH.

# astronomy - Monday 27 April, 2015

Did you see the massive fireball over Ireland last night?
# Goodness Gracious
# Goodness Gracious

Did you see the massive fireball over Ireland last night?

Apr 27th 2015, 6:18 PM 39,295 Views 29 Comments

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
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:45 PM 29,784 Views 51 Comments

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
# Space Is The Place
# Space Is The Place

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

Feb 9th 2015, 4:00 PM 11,926 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Look Up
# Look Up

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

Jan 19th 2015, 12:56 PM 23,273 Views 25 Comments

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
# Lovejoy
# Lovejoy

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

Jan 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,857 Views 26 Comments

Comet Lovejoy is paying a visit.

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