Shooting stars: exhibition showcases photos of sky at night

‘Images of Starlight’ displays some stunning pictures of space by Irish astronomers

Visitors to the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are in for a rare treat next month during the first major exhibition of photography by Irish astronomers.

The art of capturing the stars on film and, more recently, with digital cameras has become very sophisticated, but as you can see from the examples here Irish astronomical photographers are no slouches. The photographs by enthusiastic astronomers were taken from various locations around Ireland and from locations abroad favoured by clear skies and reduced light pollution.

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