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Blue of the Night

RTE Ireland

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes and is presented by Carl Corcoran from Monday to Thursday, while Eamonn Lenihan presents Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Mondays and Fridays: "What is the Stars?" Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes skywards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations.

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes and is presented by Carl Corcoran from Monday to Thursday, while Eamonn Lenihan presents Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Mondays and Fridays: "What is the Stars?" Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes skywards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations.
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Location:

Limerick , Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes and is presented by Carl Corcoran from Monday to Thursday, while Eamonn Lenihan presents Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Mondays and Fridays: "What is the Stars?" Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes skywards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations.

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ lyric fm Cornmarket Square, Limerick, Ireland +353 (0)61 207300


Episodes

Roger Doyle interview

9/23/2013
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In a week where Blue celebrates the music of Roger Doyle, the composer joins Carl Corcoran in studio to talk about his music and his career.

Duration:00:24:52

What is the Stars? 20th August 2012

8/20/2012
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Tracking November's Solar Eclipse

What is the Stars? August 13th 2012

8/13/2012
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Chinese astronomy and "Inquiries of Heaven"

What is the Stars? August 6th 2012

8/7/2012
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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? Monday 16th July 2012

7/16/2012
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How to work out when Ramadan falls,

What is the Stars? Monday 25th June 2012

6/26/2012
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This week marks the third anniversary of the Ulysses mission which went like its namesakes into unexplored territory.

Duration:00:04:01

Blue of the Night - John Martyn discussion

6/25/2012
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Carl Corcoran talks to Paddy Kehoe about John Martyn's and his epoch-busting album solid air

Duration:00:19:19

What is the Stars? 21st May 2012

5/21/2012
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David Bowie's "Starman" (the song not the actual man) is among the items making the 41 year journey to the planets orbiting 55 Cancri. Wonder what they'll send back?

Duration:00:04:11

What is the Stars? 14th May 2012

5/14/2012
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Next weeks eclipse will turn the sun into a ring of fire.

Duration:00:03:36

What is the Stars? Monday 7th May 2012

5/10/2012
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Affordable space travel is becoming a reality. Travel by recoverable rocket for a mere $200k. Tickets anyone

Duration:00:03:20

Louth Contemporary Music Society

5/4/2012
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Carl Corcoran talk to Eamonn Quinn, director of Louth Contemporary Music Society

Duration:00:14:54

What is the Stars? Monday 30th April 2012

4/30/2012
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Frances McCarthy goes back to Galileo’s 1610 observations of Venus to ask the burning question, “Why is Venus so brilliant?”

Duration:00:03:56

What is the Stars? Monday 23rd April 2012

4/23/2012
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For those of us not expecting to be about when it next comes about in 2061, the currently visible ETA Aquariids meteor shower may be the closest we’ll get to Halley’s Comet.

Duration:00:03:33

What is the Stars? Monday 9th of April

4/9/2012
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In 1859 during the Carrington event telegraph operators were able to switch off their batteries and operate on "celestial power." How?

Duration:00:04:45