Shooting for the stars

“Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.” – Johannes Kepler. The 1963 film, The Mouse on the Moon (sequel to be(...)

An artist’s impression of the probe Philae separating from Rosetta and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

From chasing comets and planets to testing tech for measuring ripples in space-time, this year is gearing up to be another stellar year for space res(...)

European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton: Enterprise Ireland has signed an agreement with the ESA to develop an incubation centre for space businesses in Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an incubation centre for space businesses in Ireland. The c(...)

Big Ben strikes in the new year on January 1st in London – or is it? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you know what time it is? Not approximately, but exactly what time it is? Timing for the first dong of the new year will ultimately come from super(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake has apologised for phoning home to a wrong number on Christmas Eve. Photograph: European Space Agency/PA

British astronaut Tim Peake has apologised for phoning home to a wrong number on Christmas Eve. The former British Army Air Corps officer is currentl(...)

Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake says goodbye to his sons before boarding the   310-tonne ‘Soyuz’ rocket that would launch him into orbit. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s first European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, has blasted off on a six-month mission to the International Space Station from the Baikonu(...)

 Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station,  near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

While Ireland pledges to back a binding global agreement on reducing carbon emissions at the COP21 summit, a Connemara observatory which plays a key i(...)

At the National Digital Week launch were (from left) Norah Casey, publisher; Anne O’Leary, Vodafone Ireland; Louise Phelan, PayPal; and Dee Forbes, Discovery Networks Northern Europe

Ireland’s first-ever National Digital Week took place at the beginning of this month in the west Cork town of Skibbereen. The four-day event attracted(...)

Ian Harkin: “We passed on an opportunity to do a huge deal with McDonald’s and only time will tell if it was our biggest mistake.”

Lottie Dolls have struck a chord with parents all over the world because they look and dress like little girls rather aping the curves and fashion tas(...)

NASA image of Earth.

A Halloween asteroid the size of four football pitches is due to fly past Earth today. The massive space rock, affectionately called the “Great Pumpki(...)