• What is a Numerical Astrophysicist?

    What is a Numerical Astrophysicist?

    This month I had the chance to speak to someone in Italy!  So far I have interviewed people in Ireland, England and America.  Franco was kind enough to offer to speak with me via a Twitter campaign a few months back now.  Thanks so much! Tell us about yourself Franco? My name is Franco Vazza,

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  • Ciara’s Journey to Blackrock Castle Observatory

    Ciara’s Journey to Blackrock Castle Observatory

    The other day I went to Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork for the first time.  We had booked tickets online and had the code ready for when we arrived. It’s in a really beautiful location, right next to the river.  We quickly joined the latest tour (which luckily had only started around two minutes before

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  • What is A Astronomer?

    What is A Astronomer?

    I put a tweet out a few weeks back to find people to speak to about this series “What is A…” and Roy Alexander of Astro Ventures was kind enough to offer.  Please check out my other interviews! How long have you been a Teacher/Astronomer? Please tell us about the field of study you specialise

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  • #Apollo50th: Talking to An Astronaut – Daniel Tani

    #Apollo50th: Talking to An Astronaut – Daniel Tani

    As part of the the #Apollo50th Anniversary this year I really wanted to do something different and celebrate it with someone special. In May of this year I put out a call out on my Twitter account to ask if any of my friends had a suggestion on an Astronaut I could talk too.  I

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  • What is A Solar Physicist?

    What is A Solar Physicist?

    As part of my ongoing written and video series called “What is A…” I contacted Sophie Murray who I met at this years Galway AstroFest and asked if she would like to take part.  I know I keep getting Astrophysicists to talk to but they do specialise in so many areas!  Please read on…. How

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  • Fact Finding the Planets: Uranus

    Fact Finding the Planets: Uranus

    This month I visited Birr Castle in Co Offaly to visit the Leviathan of Parsonstown which was once the largest telescope in the world.  It managed to stay that way for 70 years until the Hooker Telescope was built in California in 1917. I was once again joined by my sister Megan and she helped

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