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# stargazer - Sunday 27 September, 2015

The moon will turn blood red tonight in extremely rare Supermoon total eclipse
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The moon will turn blood red tonight in extremely rare Supermoon total eclipse

Sep 27th 2015, 7:52 PM 121,991 Views 74 Comments

Set those alarms for 3:11am.

# stargazer - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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

May 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 72 Views 42 Comments

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?

# stargazer - Monday 28 April, 2014

Irish man discovers a third supernova - with telescope he built himself
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Irish man discovers a third supernova - with telescope he built himself

Apr 28th 2014, 11:46 AM 13,993 Views 43 Comments

Dave Grennan has an observatory in his back garden in Raheny – and celebrated this latest discovery with a “nice strong cup of tea”.

# stargazer - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?
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Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Jan 17th 2014, 12:55 PM 738 Views 38 Comments

Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.

# stargazer - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust
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Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust

Jan 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 3,097 Views 121 Comments

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.

# stargazer - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights
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Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights

Dec 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,988 Views 29 Comments

Short days can hinder what we can do with our free time – but there is plenty to see and do at night, even in these days of less money to spend, astronomy is a surprisingly inexpensive (and often free!) hobby to enjoy, writes Conor Farrell.