Total Lunar Eclipse visible from Ireland - all of it!
The early hours of Monday September 28th offer you the chance to view the first (complete) Total Lunar Eclipse visible from Ireland since 2008. This is where the Moon will be eclipsed by Earth comin between it and the Sun. Within Earth's shadow, or umbra, it will appear the disctinct coppery-red )or blood red) colour.
Get Voting: pick your 12 favourite images!
The polls are now active for you to choose what you see as the 12 best images from the entries submitted. These 12 winners will be the basis for the IFAS 2016 Calendar, which will go on sale later this year.
Sales of the 2015 calendar enabled IFAS to buy 1,500 personalised solar eclipse shades that were distributed free between its 13 members clubs and the general public. Funds raised from the sale of the 2016 calendar will enable IFAS to further help its member clubs and therefore benefit the general public in amateur astronomy once again.
Perseids 2015 - the best in years!
The annual Perseids Meteor Shower peaked on the night of August 12th, and with recent viewing conditions set to be the best in years, primarily due to a complete lack of the Moon in ther nightsky, it would all come down to the weather. And we were not disappointed! From Kerry to Armagh, the midlands to the coasts, Ireland witnessed the best shower for many in well over a decade. Read more in the developed thread here >
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Irish Astronomer discovers new variable star
Mike Foylan, and astronomer based at Cherryvalley Observatory here in Ireland (IAU observatory code I83) has discovered a new variable star. Using an 8 inch telescope and camera while attempting light measurements of minor planet 3492 Petra-Pepi, Mike made the discovery in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
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- In Observing & Astronomy News / Celestial Events
- Talk in Dunsink on Oct 14th by Steve Mallia (RASC)
- Hi all, Canadian amateur astronomer Steve Mallia got in touch with Dunsink Observatory last April...
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