The Horsehead Nebula, as observed from the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three dark-sky reserves in the world. Photograph: George Doyle.

Plans for a once-off mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way in Kerry. The observatory would operate day and night in all w(...)

The Central Milky Way seen from Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales. The image show the centre of
our galaxy which is rich in bright nebulosity as well dark obscuring clouds of dust and gas which show up as dark lanes in a sea of stars.
Photograph: John O'Mahony

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 astro(...)

Illustration mapping the steady decline in sunspot activity over the last two solar cycles with predicted figures for the current cycle 24

The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual decline, a change from the norm which in the past triggered (...)