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# telescope - Monday 9 April, 2018

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope

The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.

# telescope - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Public invited to use Ireland's most powerful telescope to view the moon

Astronomy Ireland, a non-profit group for members of the public interested in space, is setting up the telescopes.

# telescope - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

# telescope - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

China's space telescope will displace humans in the search for aliens

It will be the world’s biggest radio telescope.

# telescope - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge John Lewis finally thanked the man behind the @JohnLewis Twitter account The Real John Lewis

John Lewis finally thanked the man behind the @JohnLewis Twitter account

It’s been a long time in the making.

# telescope - Monday 2 March, 2015

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

The massive planet will be visible to the naked eye – even from brightly lit cities.

# telescope - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

A NASA telescope has captured this picture of a black hole*

*Or at least what they think it might look like.

# telescope - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

# telescope - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit

Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.

# telescope - Thursday 16 May, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

# telescope - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently

We’re not the only good place to hang out in the ‘habitable zone’.

# telescope - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen

# telescope - Thursday 14 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Man pulled from sea in Cork after being spotted through telescope

The man got into difficulties on the water off Cobh when he was spotted by a person using a telescope a mile away.

# telescope - Monday 3 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Gallery: First photos from space by new ALMA telescope Space This post contains images

Gallery: First photos from space by new ALMA telescope

The powerful Earth-based telescope is still under construction, but has begun capturing powerful images of newborn stars – and the stuff they’re made of.