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Buying a Telescope and Getting Started in Astronomy – Part 2 Binoculars

In the last article, I wrote about buying a telescope and some of the factors you should consider when getting started in astronomy. Some of those factors included portability, storage and cost. In some situations, a pair of binoculars could be a much better place to start in astronomy. There are many reasons one mightContinue reading “Buying a Telescope and Getting Started in Astronomy – Part 2 Binoculars”

Science Week 2020

This week is Science Week, 8th -15th November 2020 and like everything else in 2020, it will be very different to other years. Here are 5 activities, events and TV show for Science Week 2020. Science Week on RTÉ RTÉ have some great content on their website as well as some great science based programmesContinue reading “Science Week 2020”

Distances in Space

Space is big, really big, way bigger than any of us can really comprehend. On Earth, we use measurements such as metres and kilometres. These will be sufficient for some features on the planets and moon or moons like craters and mountains. Consider the distance from the Sun to Neptune which is about 4,498,396,441 km.Continue reading “Distances in Space”

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process used by plants to turn light energy from the Sun into chemical energy. Plants can then use this chemical energy to produce their own food and to grow. The plants absorb light, carbon dioxide (CO2), nutrients and water and turn these into oxygen and chemical energy. The chemical energy is normallyContinue reading “Photosynthesis”

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