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From TheJournal.ie The moon will turn blood red tonight in extremely rare Supermoon total eclipse Spectacle
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean? Stargazer

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

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?

From TheJournal.ie Irish man discovers a third supernova - with telescope he built himself Stargazer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why is Pluto not a planet? Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust Opinion

Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights Stargazer

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

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.