# space - Today’s News
If you did, you weren’t alone.
# space - Thursday 27 February, 2014
Any excuse to listen to Enya.
About four in fact.
# space - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems? Conor Farrell takes a look.
# space - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.
# space - Thursday 13 February, 2014
Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.
# space - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
By sending mini-satellites into low Earth orbit, the project aims to beam WiFi to those who wouldn’t usually have access to it.
# space - Sunday 2 February, 2014
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?
# space - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.
# space - Monday 27 January, 2014
An area of the county will now be classified as a ‘Dark Sky’ region.
# space - Saturday 25 January, 2014
The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.
# space - Monday 20 January, 2014
The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.
# space - Friday 17 January, 2014
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.
Irish scientists who worked on an Apollo 16 will showcase their work.
# space - Sunday 12 January, 2014
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.
# space - Friday 10 January, 2014
Once he’s not planning on piloting any spaceships this evening, perhaps we should let him away with it…
# space - Thursday 9 January, 2014
Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.
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.
# space - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
Chris Hadfield’s former home will stay in operation until 2024. It was due to be decommissioned in 2020.
# space - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
The spacewalk is taking place at the moment and is being streamed live from the International Space Station.
# space - Sunday 22 December, 2013
China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.
# space - Saturday 21 December, 2013
The lads might get Christmas day off now.
# space - Friday 20 December, 2013
The robot is programmed to process questions and select words from its vocabulary to construct an answer.
Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.
# space - Saturday 14 December, 2013
Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…
It is the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has landed on the moon.
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.
Commander Chris Hadfield will be signing copies of his book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life this afternoon.
# space - Friday 13 December, 2013
Column: Atheist gatherings take the positive aspects of church like the sense of community and self-reflection
The Sunday Assembly, which takes place this Sunday is a gathering of a godless congregation of over 100 people, with ages ranging from 7 to 70.
# space - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The retired astronaut returned to Reddit for the third time to answer all our pesky questions. He really loves us.
# space - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
# space - Saturday 30 November, 2013
The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.
# space - 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.
He’ll be signing copies of his new book in Dublin next month.
# space - Monday 25 November, 2013
You never thought you’d grow up to be an adult dreaming of storage solutions, did you?
Comet ISON is just days away from its close encounter with the sun, writes Conor Farrell, who tells us more about this ‘sungrazer’ comet.
# space - Sunday 24 November, 2013
The first such machine was imagined in 1919 – but by the 1960s, it was a space race reality.
# space - Monday 18 November, 2013
Arrival at Mars is scheduled for September 2014.