The world's first Black Hole Watch is taking place in Dublin tonight.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) spotted by pilots in the skies over the South-West coast at the weekend are the likely product of natural phenomena, according to an astronomer.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018
As part of Science Week, Astronomy Ireland will be setting up some of the most powerful telescopes in Ireland to look at a very rare sight in the night skies.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
"Look in the north after sunset. You should at least see an arc of light low in the north, and if the display picks up as expected this could move much higher in the sky".
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Tonight is the perfect night for some stargazing, or some Moongazing in fact, as the SuperMoon will be on display.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
Sky watchers can expect an extra dazzling display from the Perseid meteors this week as the Earth ploughs through a dense cloud of comet debris.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Astronomy Ireland is appealing to the people of Cork to help them identify the landing zone of last week’s meteorite.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
Astronomy Ireland is ready to be inundated with phone calls and emails tonight from people concerned about the "new star" that has appeared beside the Moon.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2016
Astronomy Ireland held a free public event which allowed people to witness, through powerful telescopes, the planet Neptune as it appeared unusually close to the Moon last night.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
The best shooting star show in years will be setting Irish skies ablaze after dark for the next few nights, astronomers have said.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
Ready for a show?
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
For the first time in more than 15 years, a significant solar eclipse will darken the doorsteps of Ireland.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
Last night amateur photographer Graham Harkness was taking photographs of the beautiful night sky over Dalkey, Dublin - when he managed to capture the shot professional astronomers can only dream of.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this weekend with up to 20 times more shooting stars than normal on display.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
The spectacular sight of the International Space Station blazing across Irish skies will be visible from tonight until October 27.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
A huge solar flare eruption could lead to the dazzling display of the aurora borealis - the northern lights - over Ireland this weekend.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Take a moment tonight to walk outside, look up, and say "ooh" as a spectacular cosmic display is set to dazzle stargazers.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
Sky-watchers are in store for a once-in-a-lifetime meteor storm when the Earth passes through the tail of a comet.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
An amateur astronomer with an eye for exploding stars in the night sky has celebrated the latest celestial discovery from his back garden with a cup of tea.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
It should seem darker tonight as a partial eclipse of the moon is expected.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2013
Astronomy Ireland’s upcoming ‘Star-B-Q’ will combine star-gazing with a barbecue. Billed as ‘Ireland’s biggest telescope festival’, 500 people will view the dark skies over the country’s highest village, Roundwood, in Co Wicklow, this weekend.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2013
Tonight’s being touted as the best time to see a spectacular meteor shower, when as many as 60 “shooting stars” could streak across the sky every hour.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2013
The International Space Station will be visible in the night sky over Ireland this evening.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2013
Ireland is to be hit with the biggest celestial storm of the year this weekend with more than 100 shooting stars an hour raining down on the country.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
People across the country have reported seeing a large meteor-like object shooting across the sky last night.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
An amateur astronomer has said he got the shock of his life when he made Ireland’s second discovery of a supernova in less than two years.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012
One of the world’s most famous and stunning solar phenomena is eagerly expected over Irish skies in the coming weeks, stargazers have said.
Sun, 08 Jan, 2012
Stargazers are in for a treat tonight, as the International Space Station will pass through our skies about 8pm.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2011
THE lives of parents typically orbit around their children, but those roles could be about switch — one lucky Irish child is to have a satellite named after them.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
Experts are looking for help in tracing a meteorite that blazed through the sky over Ireland last week.
Wed, 31 Aug, 2011
AS YOU read, Space Shuttle Atlantis stands on Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre, its black nose pointed towards the heavens, one last mission beckoning.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2011
Astronomy Ireland has set up powerful telescopes around the country to help star gazers catch a glimpse of Saturn and its rings tonight.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2011
A SECOND fireball in 10 days has blazed across Irish skies.
Sat, 29 Jan, 2011
The last solar eclipse to be seen in Irish skies for years is taking place this morning.
Tue, 04 Jan, 2011
EVERY cloud has a silver lining, they say.
Tue, 04 Jan, 2011
Rush-hour commuters will be treated to a rare spectacle tomorrow morning.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
Star gazers are in for a treat tonight as hundreds of shooting stars will light up the Irish sky.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
FROM a shed in a Raheny backgarden, an amateur astronomer has made the first-ever Irish discovery of supernova – a star which exploded 290 million years ago.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2010
IRELAND is set for a spectacular shooting star shower this week with more than 60 meteors an hour forecast to be whizzing over the night skies.
Wed, 11 Aug, 2010