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Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight

This will be one of the last chances to see it until later this year, Astronomy Ireland has said.

A composite photo taken of the ISS in June 2011
A composite photo taken of the ISS in June 2011
Image: Kanji Tada/AP/Press Association Images

LOOK TO THE skies just after 10pm tonight to see the International Space Station.

Astronomy Ireland has said that the ISS will be visible in the night sky tonight at 10.05pm, and this will be one of the last chances to see it until later this year.

The ISS will also be visible tomorrow and Thursday, and the times it can be seen will be posted online.

Largest spacecraft

The International Space Station is the largest spacecraft ever to be put into orbit, and the most expensive thing ever built,  costing approximately €100 billion.

Because of its massive solar panels which reflect sunlight, it appears extremely bright when seen from Earth.

David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland said:

Tonight is one of the last chances to see the International Space Station blaze across the Irish sky. We want everyone to go outside tonight with their friends and whole family to see for themselves this breathtaking achievement of human technology.

More information on the International Space Station can be found at www.astronomy.ie/iss

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