Wednesday, December 17, 2014

There just might be life on Mars....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels

Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.
Catholics, they say, should engage with the process leading to a proposed new deal to be signed in Paris next year.
The statement is the first time that senior church figures from every continent have issued such a call.
Negotiators in Lima are currently trying to advance the outline text of an agreement at UN-led talks.

Satellite eye on Earth: November 2014 – in pictures

The world’s tallest sand dunes, shrinking lakes and a massive drifting iceberg are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

Spotting the Northern Lights

Ghostly patterns in eerie colours dance across the night sky. These are the northern lights (or the aurora borealis). With each day getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to spot them.
“They’re not seen that often in Ireland, but if you go to Iceland, Norway or Sweden you can see them,” explains astrophysicist Prof Peter Gallagher. “The whole sky will be covered in a watery glow of greens and reds.


3rd December 2014 - The 2015 ESERO Ireland - CEIA CanSat Competition was launched today with the help of former NASA astronaut and President and Executive Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Greg Johnson. The competition offers secondary school students a unique opportunity to participate in a real space project by building a CanSat – a simul
ation of a satellite which fits into the volume of a soft drinks can.  All of the participating teams will launch their CanSats in regional finals across Ireland next year, with the winner of the national competition going on to compete in the European final in Portugal in June 2015.
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