What is the Stars?
Steve Cooney interview10/26/12
Steve Cooney talks to Carl Corcoran about how he moved from being a rock musician in Australia to one of the most respected trad accompanists and producers in Ireland
What is the Stars? 1st October 2012
After recent falls we're all encouraged to put on our citizen scientist meteor hunting but where is the best place to go?
What is the Stars? 24th September 2012
If you think that we have a lot of meteors this week spare a thought for the late heavy bombardment of 3.8 billion years ago
What is the Stars? 17th September 2012
In an infinite and eternal universe, every line of sight from the Earth should end up at a star. So why is the sky dark?
What is the Stars? 10th September 2012
The Fermi Paradox: Given the size and age of the universe there should be extra terrestrial life but how come we can find no sign of it.
What is the Stars? September 3rd 2012
What is the Stars? 20th August 2012
Tracking November's Solar Eclipse
What is the Stars? August 13th 2012
Chinese astronomy and "Inquiries of Heaven"
What is the Stars? August 6th 2012
The Perseids the years best meteor shower this year. Shooting stars visible from Ireland this weekend (and at a reasonable hour)
What is the Stars? 30th July 2012
Keep an eye on Mars this week – low in the south west after sunset.
What is the Stars? 23rd July 2012
It's meteor watching time and if you are blessed with frizzy hair you can actually hear them as well as see them.
What is the Stars? Monday 16th July 2012
How to work out when Ramadan falls,
What is the Stars? 10th July 2012
This week we go an acronym to far with LUCIFER - LBT Near Infrared Spectroscopic Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research for observing stellar nurseries.
What is the Stars? Monday 2nd July 2012
The 50th birthday of the Kennedy Space Centre launch pad for among other things Apollo 11 the first manned lunar landing.
What is the Stars? Monday 25th June 2012
This week marks the third anniversary of the Ulysses mission which went like its namesakes into unexplored territory.
Blue of the Night - John Martyn discussion
Carl Corcoran talks to Paddy Kehoe about John Martyn's and his epoch-busting album solid air
What is the Stars? 18th June 2012
Hunting for Pluto by learning to avert your eyes!
What is the Stars? Monday 11th June 2012
Bayer names, Flamsteed numbers and the Henry Draper catalogue - how to name falling star.
What is the Stars? Monday 4th June 2012
The NuStar team are hunting for axions but how do you find something that's 500 million times lighter than an electron and might not even exist at all.
What is the Stars? Monday 28th May 2012
Prepare yourself for the transit of Venus across the sun on the 5th or 6th of June, Skerries is the place to see it but if you miss it don't worry you can catch it again in 2117.
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