Paul Smith

Welcome to my website. The purpose of the site is to share my passion for astronomy, science and photography with others. check out my blog, gallery and events page for upcoming events.

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4 things to watch in space and astronomy in 2023

JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) The moons of Jupiter have been at the forefront of astronomy since Galileo discovered them in 1610. At the time, using his primitive homemade telescope, he could see nothing more than four “stars” moving oddly around the planet. Little did he know that those fours stars, would turn out to…

What Can I See in the Sky in January 2023?

We have now passed the winter solstice and although we won’t really notice it yet, the days are starting to get longer. Despite this, we are still in the depths of winter and January is one of the coldest months of the year. You would expect that the coldest days of the year would coincide…

What Can I See in the Sky in December 2021?

The month of December sees the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. One could argue that for this reason, December is one of the best months in the year for stargazing. Although it gets very cold at night, so wrapping up warm is essential. This year the winter solstice occurs on the 21st…

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My name is Paul, I am based in Ireland and I have been interested in astronomy, science and photography since I was young. In 2009, I won the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year and I have had many of my photos published in Astronomy Ireland’s magazine, the Sky at Night magazine and on RTE.

I decided to start the blog when I was at home due the restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid19.

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