2. DIAS lectures in Dublin celebrate 75th anniversary: See https://dias.ie/dias75: Highlights are: "Celts in the Cosmos", by Prof Werner Nahm (DIAS), 3 December, and "Mathematics vs astronomy in early medieval Ireland" by Dr Immo Warntjes (Queen's University Belfast), 11 December. Admission free but advance booking is necessary.
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The Star of Bethlehem is an iconic astronomical event whose true origin remains unknown even today, in spite of years of speculation and research. The show will guide the viewer through some of these investigations and the most likely causes of this interesting cosmological object which was remarkable enough to make the wise men travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the new born baby.
You will also explore possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at the historical records of significant astronomical events which occurred at this time.
The show opens on Tuesday 1 until Wednesday 23 December 2015.
Monday – Friday (1-18 Dec) at 2pm
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13. Interesting Weblinks
Collapsing stars, hypernovae and GRBs http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151130125246.htm
Black Hole swallows star http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151127101721.htm
Cosmic superaccelerators http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151126104209.htm
The birth of monster galaxies http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151118070758.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29
Cool dim dwarf is magnetic powerhouse http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151119112749.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29
Mystery star dimming - common sense at last: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151125084108.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29 However, it's a huge comet, or swarm of comets, that would block 20% of a star's light!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3334773/The-hottest-star-Super-bright-white-dwarf-edge-Milky-Way-42-TIMES-hotter-sun.html If that photo is the LMC, it's in an unusual wavelength, and even then it seems to be the wrong shape.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3333595/Giant-red-star-sheds-30-times-mass-Earth-year-thanks-enormous-dust-grains.html Interesting. But you can't just call the star "Canis" (Latin for dog)! If you want to shorten the name, you could just say "VY".
Gravitational lensing creates Cheshire Cat group of galaxies http://earthsky.org/space/the-cheshire-cat-group-of-galaxies?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=8a04a4c77b-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-8a04a4c77b-394571661
http://earthsky.org/space/zombie-star-eats-an-asteroid-sdss-j12281040?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=9655f39cf7-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-9655f39cf7-394571661 The worst of dumbing-down - a 'Zombie star'? Firstly, there are no zombies. And even if there were, they're dead so they don't eat anything. What's happening to science journalism?
Gravitational waves remain elusive http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150131111007.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fspace_time+%28Space+%26+Time+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Challenging the foundations of physics: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151120094456.htm
Texas HET telescope to explore dark energy http://earthsky.org/space/texas-telescope-to-explore-dark-energy-hetdex?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=6caf5a5a26-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-6caf5a5a26-394571661
A nearby Dark Matter galaxy? http://earthsky.org/space/a-nearby-dark-matter-galaxy-triangulum-ii?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=8a04a4c77b-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-8a04a4c77b-394571661
http://earthsky.org/space/dark-matter-hairs-filaments-streams-gary-prezeau?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=8a04a4c77b-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-8a04a4c77b-394571661 and http://www.aol.co.uk/video/hairy-dark-matter-could-be-surrounding-our-earth-519275018 The Moon should also produce such 'hairs', at about the distance of the Earth from the Moon's surface. So why haven't we detected them?
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