Andy Shearer

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Saturn as viewed by ‘Cassini’. Photos: Courtesy of NASA

After an interplanetary voyage that included flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, from t(...)

 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(...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)

Photo showing  the total eclipse of the sun taken from an aircraft out in the mid-Atlantic.  Photograph: Trinity College Dublin handout/PA Wire

The west was “close to best” for the “almost total” solar eclipse, with clear skies drawing hundreds of spectators out to the shoreline of Galway Bay.(...)