This week, it's one of the brightest stars in the night sky at this time of year - Betelgeuse.
Science & Astronomy
The Blue of the Night's resident astronomer Frances McCarthy from Blackrock Observatory in Cork talks about the Sloan Sky Survey, a daunting undertaking with over 1.
So, you are out one night and you see an object in the sky that you can't quite explain. You have never seen anything quite like it in your life before.
Tuesday is a special day, because we will be treated to two astronomical events in the same day. Two for the price of one, you could say.
Tonight I am performing cutting-edge science. I am searching for planets revolving around stars some quadrillions of kilometres from here. My equipment? A laptop and an Internet connection.
[caption id="attachment_1487" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="(via Janet Powell, Flickr, CC Licensed)"][/caption]Imagine you are in a car, driving through a swarm of insects. Splat. Splat.
Watch this video to lear about what a Quasar is and how they are formed in the universe.
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Read how a EU-Hands on Universe funded trip to Poland has helped a Cork teacher.