# astronomy - Today’s News
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# astronomy - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Comet ISON was apparently no match for the sun.
The comet could simply melt due to the heat — or it could survive and light up our skies next month.
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# astronomy - Monday 25 November, 2013
Comet ISON is just days away from its close encounter with the sun, writes Conor Farrell, who tells us more about this ‘sungrazer’ comet.
# astronomy - Monday 28 October, 2013
If you want to decipher the skies, these 11 apps are worth a look.
# astronomy - Monday 12 August, 2013
Astronomy Ireland is asking for people to chart the number of meteors they see, as the brightest shower of the year becomes visible tonight.
# astronomy - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
See the tiny blue dot there that’s the earth (not to be confused with dust on your screen).
# astronomy - Sunday 9 June, 2013
A new study suggests that the phosphorus needed to kickstart organic life came to this planet on meteorites.
# astronomy - Tuesday 4 June, 2013
# astronomy - Friday 24 May, 2013
Astronomy Ireland is gathering reports to try and figure out if the fireball might have landed on Irish soil.
# astronomy - Friday 5 April, 2013
Comet PANSTARRS will be seen next to the Andromeda Galaxy in the northwest.
# astronomy - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Earth, meet your new baby cousin: Kepler 37b.
# astronomy - Thursday 3 January, 2013
Researchers have confirmed to NewScientist that NASA is considering plans to put another natural satellite in orbit around our own.
# astronomy - Thursday 27 December, 2012
It’s called an oak moon, don’t you know.
# astronomy - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.
# astronomy - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
Located 12 light years away, Tau Ceti has five planets that orbit it in a balmy zone which gives the best chance for nurturing life, astronomers say.
# astronomy - Saturday 15 December, 2012
It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.
# astronomy - Thursday 13 December, 2012
Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.
# astronomy - Sunday 9 December, 2012
British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore passed away peacefully at his West Sussex home earlier today, according to a family statement.
# astronomy - Wednesday 28 November, 2012
No need for a telescope to see the moon and Jupiter next to each other in tonight’s sky…
# astronomy - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
‘Makemake’ is one of five dwarf planets known to exist on the edge of our Solar System – but very little has been known about it until this point.
# astronomy - Monday 5 November, 2012
Curiosity has used its ‘hand lens imager’ to take 55 photos of itself – and stitch them into one single giant image.
# astronomy - Friday 5 October, 2012
The Moon and Jupiter will line up spectacularly close together tonight, Astronomy Ireland has said.
# astronomy - Saturday 22 September, 2012
Fireballs were spotted in the night sky around Ireland last night…
# astronomy - Thursday 30 August, 2012
This month the universe has decided to throw in a second full moon for the price of one.
# astronomy - Tuesday 28 August, 2012
NASA has released the first high-resolution photo from the Curiosity rover. This is how the neighbours live.
Amateur astronomer Dave Grennan has been called Ireland’s ‘premier supernova hunter’ after discovering two supernovae in just two years.
# astronomy - Friday 24 August, 2012
This video of Curiosity’s landing is humanity’s first recording of a touchdown on another planet.
# astronomy - Monday 20 August, 2012
A new two-year study – monitoring suspected changes in the star’s shape – reveal a more rounded sphere than expected.
# astronomy - Thursday 9 August, 2012
Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.
# astronomy - Wednesday 11 July, 2012
The irregular-shaped moon is less than 23 km wide, according to NASA. No wonder they never spotted it before now…
# astronomy - Thursday 5 July, 2012
Just as team in Geneva make headway in ‘God particle’ search, their Director General will speak here on the work of the Large Hadron Collider.
# astronomy - Tuesday 3 July, 2012
One word: Wow.
# astronomy - Saturday 23 June, 2012
Worried about solar flares? The Mayan calendar? The planet Nibiru? Astronomer Conor Farrell answers all your wildest questions.
# astronomy - Wednesday 6 June, 2012
The ‘Transit of Venus’ occurs in pairs, and won’t be seen again this century – but NASA, thankfully, took this video.
# astronomy - Monday 21 May, 2012
Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…
# astronomy - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
… assuming it’s not cloudy. Ahem.
# astronomy - Thursday 19 April, 2012
Earth is about to move into a cloud of dust and debris left by a comet – treating us to one of the best meteor showers this week.
# astronomy - Thursday 29 March, 2012
Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.
# astronomy - Monday 26 March, 2012
Jupiter, Venus and a thin slice of crescent moon to be highly visible at 8.30pm.
# astronomy - Monday 12 March, 2012
The brightest and second-brightest planets in the sky will come extremely close to one other tonight – and it will all be visible with the naked eye.