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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 26,498 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 9:45 PM 45,838 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Aug 11th 2020, 7:59 PM 85,430 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,200 Views 13 Comments

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

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
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Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,036 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

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

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,205 Views 64 Comments

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

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
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# 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 81,097 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,641 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.

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

Jan 21st 2019, 7:54 AM 47,295 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,538 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Jul 17th 2018, 9:16 PM 14,412 Views 11 Comments

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

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

May 16th 2018, 4:08 PM 1,259 Views 0 Comments

In plain sight on Observatory Lane.

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

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

Mar 30th 2018, 11:59 AM 33,969 Views 87 Comments

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

A rare 'super blue blood moon' will be visible later - but Ireland won't experience the full effect
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# 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 46,468 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,925 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?
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# 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 61,361 Views 51 Comments

Ages, is the answer.

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

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

Aug 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 19,717 Views 23 Comments

The moon at at 80% illumination and could outshine some of the shooting stars as they pass through the sky.

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there
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# 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 17,766 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 8,636 Views 5 Comments

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

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

Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 25,335 Views 11 Comments

The eclipse will officially begin at 10.30 but dimming will not be visible until after 11.

The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight
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The planet Venus will be getting very close to us tonight

Jan 31st 2017, 7:00 PM 30,498 Views 18 Comments

You don’t need a telescope for this one.

Take a look at one of the rarest types of galaxy there is
# Burcin's Galaxy
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# Burcin's Galaxy

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

Jan 7th 2017, 9:30 AM 19,085 Views 41 Comments

“Less than 0.1% of all observed galaxies are Hoag-type galaxies.”

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 10:15 PM 28,808 Views 24 Comments

Saturn, Venus and shooting stars are set to feature across Irish skies in 2017.

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

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

Nov 12th 2016, 8:15 PM 19,882 Views 11 Comments

“When you go to places like Wicklow, Kerry, Galway or Mayo and you have some of the clearest skies in Europe.”

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets
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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.

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight
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Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Feb 23rd 2016, 9:46 PM 60,076 Views 22 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is advising people to go outdoors and check out the beautiful spectacle.

Check out these incredible photos of the solar system
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Check out these incredible photos of the solar system

Feb 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 18,430 Views 52 Comments

Simply breathtaking.

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

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

Nov 9th 2015, 7:56 PM 20,830 Views 27 Comments

The explosion was most likely caused by a space rock colliding with earth, Astronomy Ireland said.

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

Sep 27th 2015, 1:00 PM 215 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.

You'll be able to see something rare and amazing in the sky this weekend*
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# 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 25,906 Views 13 Comments

*Weather permitting, OF COURSE.

Look up, there's a blue moon tonight*
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Look up, there's a blue moon tonight*

Jul 31st 2015, 10:03 PM 18,343 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2015, 9:09 PM 21,638 Views 42 Comments

WOAH.

Did you see the massive fireball over Ireland last night?
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Did you see the massive fireball over Ireland last night?

Apr 27th 2015, 6:18 PM 39,303 Views 29 Comments

And by any chance did you see where parts of it landed?

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:45 PM 29,797 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2015, 4:00 PM 11,932 Views 19 Comments

A former NASA scientist will speak in Dublin tonight about the missions.

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

Jan 19th 2015, 12:56 PM 23,283 Views 25 Comments

A photographer in Dalkey managed to capture this amazing shot over Dublin.

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