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What is the Stars?

RTE Ireland

What is the stars? Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Cork Institute of Technology’s Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes heavenwards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations. Broadcast Mondays and Fridays at 11.45 on The Blue of the Night on RTÉ lyric fm.

What is the stars? Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Cork Institute of Technology’s Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes heavenwards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations. Broadcast Mondays and Fridays at 11.45 on The Blue of the Night on RTÉ lyric fm.
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Limerick, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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What is the stars? Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Cork Institute of Technology’s Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes heavenwards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations. Broadcast Mondays and Fridays at 11.45 on The Blue of the Night on RTÉ lyric fm.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

What is the Stars? 1st October 2012

10/1/2012
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After recent falls we're all encouraged to put on our citizen scientist meteor hunting but where is the best place to go?

Duration:00:05:21

What is the Stars? 24th September 2012

9/25/2012
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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

Duration:00:04:23

What is the Stars? 17th September 2012

9/20/2012
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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?

Duration:00:04:25

What is the Stars? Monday August 27th 2012

8/27/2012
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The Moons of Mars...

Duration:00:05:08

What is the Stars? 20th August 2012

8/20/2012
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Tracking November's Solar Eclipse

Duration:00:04:06

What is the Stars? August 13th 2012

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

Duration:00:05:03

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)

Duration:00:04:09

What is the Stars? Monday 16th July 2012

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

Duration:00:04:55

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

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