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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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Limerick , Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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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

Eamonn talks to Daryl Runswick

10/6/2013
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Daryl Runswick is a classically trained composer, arranger, musician, producer and educationalist. He has worked with the London Sinfonietta, The King's Singers, John Cage and Ornette Coleman. He played bass and piano for 12 years with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine and was the Head of Music Composition at Trinity College of Music in London.

Duration: 00:27:25


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


Wynton Marsalis (archive interview)

5/24/2013
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Eamonn talks to trumpeter, composer, teacher and music educator Wynton Marsalis.

Duration: 00:11:59


What is the Stars? 10th September 2012

9/10/2012
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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? 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? 30th July 2012

8/2/2012
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Keep an eye on Mars this week – low in the south west after sunset.

What is the Stars? 23rd July 2012

7/24/2012
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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

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

What is the Stars? 10th July 2012

7/10/2012
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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

7/5/2012
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The 50th birthday of the Kennedy Space Centre launch pad for among other things Apollo 11 the first manned lunar landing.

Duration: 00:03:38


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? 18th June 2012

6/18/2012
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Hunting for Pluto by learning to avert your eyes!

Duration: 00:03:36


What is the Stars? Monday 11th June 2012

6/15/2012
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Bayer names, Flamsteed numbers and the Henry Draper catalogue - how to name falling star.

Duration: 00:05:08


What is the Stars? Monday 4th June 2012

6/5/2012
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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.

Duration: 00:04:00


What is the Stars? Monday 28th May 2012

5/28/2012
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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.

Duration: 00:04:07

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