SkyMatters – Your Guide to the Night Sky

SkyMatters is your monthly guide to the night sky in association with Blackrock Castle Observatory and the Irish Examiner. Keep an eye out for the Supermoon on October 16!  The Moon will appear larger as it rises and throughout the night. The increased size is due to its relative closeness to the Earth. Find out […]

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Schools – get involved in Space Week!

Space Week – The Universe in Your Class! October 3 – 8 2016 Space Week is Ireland’s newest national STEM week in parallel with World Space Week. It is YOUR week to focus on the wonders and realities of the Universe around us. Participating in Space Week with your class means you will use the […]

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Amazing discovery of a planet around the nearest star, Proxima Centauri.

Amazing discovery a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth!

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world […]

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Climate from Space

Climate from Space – free app

Satellites observing the Earth from space provide a clear picture of the health of our planet and the signs of climate change.  This app lets you take a closer look at visualisations of over 30 years’ worth of climate data produced by the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative. View interactive maps of changes in sea […]

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ESA Space science

How did it all begin? What are the origins of our planet?

Space Science – Everything Starts Here How did it all begin? What are the origins of our planet? To understand our place in the Universe we need to explore space. Find out how we’re doing this with a video showcase of the European Space Agency’s fleet of space science missions and how they are helping us […]

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Teaching space in the classroom

Teaching with Space and Astronomy

The FREE ‘Teaching with Space and Astronomy in your Classroom‘ course will train and empower you to successfully teach space-related topics. It aims to educate teachers how to introduce and attract more and more young people to careers in space. The method through which you will be able to achieve this objective will be via inquiry-based […]

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