Space Week is taking place from 4th-10th October.
Click on the picture below to discover events happening in Dublin during Space Week. Keep an eye out for St. Brigid's event-Making models of the ISS as well as Canada arms. Discussing the possibility of new planets and attending Cassini and Saturn workshop in the Axis Ballymun.
Check out our two new links in the Learning Zone-Kids Astronomy and Space Scoop. Leave a comment and tell us what you have learned during Space Week.
Fia Room 10
2/10/2017 12:16:06 pm
In ancient Greece,the sun was called Helios.
Rachael rm 10
2/10/2017 12:20:40 pm
The Sun is 5 billion years old
2/10/2017 12:23:01 pm
I learned that if the sun was hollow three million moons could fit inside it
Alex room 10
2/10/2017 12:25:40 pm
As a star gets older it runs out of fuel.And as the star gets older it starts to burn.
Aine Rm 10
2/10/2017 12:25:42 pm
some stars are 100 to 200 times larger then the sun
tori room 10
2/10/2017 12:27:01 pm
i learned 3 billion years ago a pair of orbiting black holes collided to form a single object with 49 times the mass of are sun.
2/10/2017 12:27:32 pm
I learned that there are two different black holes it is the same as 100 million sun squashed into one place
Hannah Rm 10
2/10/2017 12:27:35 pm
It takes 224 days for Venus to orbit the sun. Venus has mountains and volcanoes too.
Ella-Mai Rm 10
2/10/2017 12:27:35 pm
I looked on the website and found out that scientists called the sun Sol afeter ancient Roman name.
2/10/2017 12:28:29 pm
About 100million Earths would fit in the sun
2/10/2017 12:39:28 pm
i think that space week is a good idea and the games are so fun.
2/10/2017 12:41:41 pm
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.
Nessa Rm. 12
2/10/2017 12:41:42 pm
I found out that we discovered a new planet. It is really really black it also gobbles a lot of of light.
lucia room 10
2/10/2017 12:42:22 pm
when you hover the dust moves in the direction of you hover and that is like a black hole it the little thing move and go into the black hole.
ruth rm 10
2/10/2017 12:42:48 pm
The crater lake was formed thousands of years ago
2/10/2017 12:43:53 pm
I never new a star could loose its life!!!!!
2/10/2017 12:45:29 pm
EARTH IS 6000000000000000000000000KG IN MASS
Sophie rm 10
2/10/2017 12:46:23 pm
I did know that the sun was born in a vast cloud of dust and gas over 5 billion years ago.
2/10/2017 12:53:11 pm
I lurned that asorits are not visibule at night .Aseroeds are made of rock .Astorots are big and smale . Difrint sises and shape.
Libby Rm 1
3/10/2017 08:53:28 am
Did you know that the word astronaut means space sailor in Greek.
Bianca rm 1
3/10/2017 08:53:39 am
i did know the earth is 4.6 billion years old
3/10/2017 08:53:41 am
I NEVER KNEW A STAR COULD LOOSE ITS LIFE!!!
3/10/2017 08:55:24 am
Did you know that the moon is just a little bit bigger than the SUN.
Jodie Donovan room 1
3/10/2017 08:55:55 am
Today I Learned about Mars. Did you know that Mars is two times bigger than Earth. It is red because it has lots of iron in it.
Cherry rm 1
3/10/2017 08:58:13 am
The sun was born from a vast cloud more than 5 billion years ago.
Kaylyn rm 1
3/10/2017 09:01:00 am
I never knew that there were billions of stars in the sky and the sun is
3/10/2017 09:24:29 am
Did you know Pluto is so small you would be very light if you visited.
Polly-Jean room 1
3/10/2017 09:26:19 am
Did you know that the earth is married to Uranus.
3/10/2017 09:29:34 am
Saturn was the Roman God of agriculture . He was called Cronus by the Greeks.
Ella rm 1
3/10/2017 09:29:44 am
Did you know that the sun is actually a massive star that was born 5 million years ago out of a vast of gas.
3/10/2017 09:30:07 am
The solar systm is made of all the planets that orbit sun
Ashley room 1
3/10/2017 09:30:44 am
Did you know Earth is the third planet closest to the sun.
Eve rm 13
3/10/2017 12:15:37 pm
Jupiter has rings but they are too faint to see.
Kate rm 13
3/10/2017 12:18:56 pm
The solar system is made up of all the planets that orbit the sun.It is true that there is only eight planets .
LYDIA RM 13
3/10/2017 12:20:29 pm
i didn't know that like Jupiter, Saturn is mostly a ball of hydrogen and helium.
miah room 13
3/10/2017 12:22:16 pm
I did not know Saturn rings were made out of tiny ringlets that surround it.
Isabelle rm 13
3/10/2017 12:24:06 pm
Mercury and Venus are the only planets in the solar system that don't have moons.
Lucy Dorgan Hughes Rm 13
3/10/2017 12:24:49 pm
I learned that if I were to go to Venus, I would be 16 years (I'm 10 now) And if I were to go to Mars I would be 5 years because it has a different timeline than Earth!
Ella Room 13
3/10/2017 12:25:10 pm
I think Earth is so cool. And my favourite galaxy is the Milky Way.
Lexie Cleary room 13
3/10/2017 12:29:44 pm
I did not know that NASA found orange soil on the moon this year.
zoe ann rm 13
3/10/2017 12:30:41 pm
I learned that if i lived on a different planet I would be younger or older and did you know that they are studying about water on mars.
Sinead Mulready rm 13
3/10/2017 12:43:27 pm
The acronym NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Millie rm 13
3/10/2017 12:43:37 pm
A full year on Mars is 687 Earth days, and on Earth there are 365.25 days on Earth !
Taylor reddin rm 13
3/10/2017 12:44:11 pm
The acronym NASA stands for national Aeronautics and space Administration.
3/10/2017 12:47:27 pm
I learned that the Sun was born in a vast cloud of gas and dust around 5 billion years ago.
Fiona room 13
3/10/2017 12:47:32 pm
Light from the Sun can reach Earth in eight minutes!
Nesha rm 13
3/10/2017 12:50:29 pm
The Mercury,Gemini and Apollo spacecraft landed in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans when they return to earth.
Ella o Neill rm13
3/10/2017 12:51:32 pm
I learned that Uranus is the father of Saturn and that Saturn is the father of jupiter.
3/10/2017 12:51:42 pm
I didn't know that a star was a ball of gas.
3/10/2017 12:52:23 pm
I cant believe that NASA made baby milk from algae !!!!!!!
Diya Syam Room 13
3/10/2017 12:52:50 pm
I never knew that most of the human body elements found in our bodies were from the stars; so that it pretty much means we are made from stardust..!
Olivia rm 13
3/10/2017 12:55:20 pm
Space is a very interesting and I learned a lot but two facts that I did not know was that Neptune has faint rings and also that the Sun shines 11 times brighter on Mercury than on Earth.
3/10/2017 12:56:29 pm
A black hole is normally invisible,as they pull in materials so quickly that it becomes super-heated and begins to shine.The object detected in 2014 shone brighter than 10 million suns.
Abbie rm 13
3/10/2017 12:58:15 pm
Billions of years ago, the surface of Mars looked very different than it does today. Where there is now only a dry red desert, there was once a vast ocean that covered about 20 percent of the planet's surface. That means it covered more of the surface of Mars than the Atlantic Ocean on Earth.
Mischa rm 14
4/10/2017 12:16:28 pm
A comet is a small world which scientists sometimes call planetesimal.
Kate Spall Rm 14
4/10/2017 12:23:39 pm
On March 16, doctor Robert .H successfully launched the first liquid fueled rocket into space.
sofia l room 14
4/10/2017 12:23:45 pm
A meteor occurs when the earth passes though a trail of debris left by a comet or asteroid.
Erin rm 14
4/10/2017 12:26:56 pm
Galaxies often crash into one another.Even our own galaxy has had others pass right through it.
Erica rm 14
4/10/2017 12:27:34 pm
There are billions of galaxies in space. Some are not but some are
Shauna c RM 14
4/10/2017 12:29:16 pm
Columbia was the first space shuttle that traveled to earth obit.
molly room 14
4/10/2017 12:29:18 pm
Charged particles my be small, But they matter to astronauts. NASAs human Research program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its beggest challenge for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
aoibhinn room 14
4/10/2017 12:29:23 pm
The equator is a make believe line around the center of earth.
olivia rm 14
4/10/2017 12:29:47 pm
The Local Group consists of about 30 Galaxies.The Three Largest Are The Astromeda Galaxy ,The Milky Way Galaxy And Triangulum.
Ava room 14
4/10/2017 12:30:54 pm
IN July 2015 a spacecraft named New Horizon arrived at Pluto after a long journey.
Alexis rm 14
4/10/2017 12:31:18 pm
The solar system is made up of all the planets that orbit our sun.
Ella d rm 14
4/10/2017 12:32:18 pm
The sun keeps our planet warm enough for living things to thrive.
Rebecca room 15
4/10/2017 12:35:04 pm
Sometimes meteors rain down on earth in groups.
4/10/2017 12:35:09 pm
The most beautiful type of galaxies are spiral galaxies.Their long twisting arms areas where stars are being formed
LUCYC RM 14
4/10/2017 12:36:43 pm
Saturn spins very fast. A day on Saturn is 10 hours
ava m room 14
4/10/2017 12:41:30 pm
the sun was born at least five billion years ago.
leah room 14
4/10/2017 12:42:10 pm
the solar system is made up of planets that orbit our sun.
lucy m rm 14
4/10/2017 12:42:40 pm
NASA astronauts were the first people to walk on the moon
Caitlin Room 14
4/10/2017 12:44:38 pm
Your weight on other planets and moons would be different than your weight on Earth.Gravity is a force that pulls you towards the centre of the planet or moon.
Ella Treacy RM15
4/10/2017 12:45:02 pm
Our solar system is made up of all the planets that orbit our sun.
Grace rm 14
4/10/2017 12:45:11 pm
Jupiter has very faded rings only to be seen when the sun shines .
Aine rm 14
4/10/2017 12:45:48 pm
The name NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
LUCY RM 14
4/10/2017 12:46:42 pm
NASA astronauts were the first to walk on the moon
ava m room 14
4/10/2017 12:48:30 pm
The sun is at least 5 billion years old.
meisha crealy room 14
4/10/2017 12:48:39 pm
There are billions of galaxies in the universe.
4/10/2017 12:49:36 pm
500 years ago people thought the universe was only a little bit bigger than the earth.
Iris Jane rm 14
4/10/2017 12:49:48 pm
NASA is sending humans to Mars in 2030.First the Space Launch System and Orion will send astronauts into the proving ground of deep space, including a yearlong mission.
4/10/2017 12:51:05 pm
About 6 years ago - The planet Jupiter is as large as 1,000 Earths.
Paige rm 14
4/10/2017 12:52:54 pm
While similar to planets in many ways,dwarf planets share their orbits around the sun with other objects such as asteroids or comets.The first five recognized dwarf planets are Cerces,Pluto,Eris,Haumea and Makemake.
lucette rm 14
4/10/2017 12:54:15 pm
An astronaut called Paolo helped to deliver the Italian built harmony node to the space station.
Grace D Rm 14
4/10/2017 12:56:48 pm
When a star like the Sun runs out of hydrogen fuel to burn it begins to grow bigger and redder, turning into a red giant star.
Sophie Rm 14
4/10/2017 12:57:31 pm
Earth is a special planet because it is an ocean planet.
Robyn j room 13
4/10/2017 02:32:31 pm
i n think space is really cool and my favourite planet is earth :]
Myiesha and Lily room 15
5/10/2017 12:13:54 pm
The galaxy is pretty and big
Myiesha and Lily room 15
5/10/2017 12:19:37 pm
The large bright stars created in the waves don't live very long.
5/10/2017 12:22:28 pm
We did not know Uranus was made out of water and we also did not know it had a ring.
Allie and Anna
5/10/2017 12:22:57 pm
Did you know that black holes are like vacuums but they are made
Abi and Sinead room 15
5/10/2017 12:24:13 pm
Uranus is made of water
Vyara and Cristina room 15
5/10/2017 12:24:41 pm
We learned that the chance of to stars crashing together is very rare
Kayla and Mia rm 15
5/10/2017 12:24:53 pm
They are explosions that produce enormous amounts of energy and can shine as bright as an entire galaxy made up of billions of stars
Kasey and Sophia
5/10/2017 12:25:03 pm
At first a black hole is`nt strong but when you get deeper there is no escape
AVA M ISABELLE
5/10/2017 12:26:02 pm
VENUS DOENST HAVE A MOON IS A MYSTERY FOR SCIENTISTS to solve
Erika Lauren room15
5/10/2017 12:27:36 pm
We learned lots of new stuff like space.
Saoirse Byrne RM16
6/10/2017 08:42:39 am
I never knew that you can do flips in space.
Jennifer rm 16
6/10/2017 08:46:14 am
The International Space Station is the size of a football field.
Sophie Room 16
6/10/2017 08:46:44 am
A full NASA space suit costs 12,000,000 Dollars. Which is around 10,256,848 Euro
Emma rm 13
6/10/2017 08:46:47 am
i didn't know stars are balls of gas .
Ella Rm 16
6/10/2017 08:47:28 am
The Sun is older than the Earth
Rebecca rm 16
6/10/2017 08:47:49 am
I learned that Jupiters namesake is King of the Roman God
saoirse RM 16
6/10/2017 08:48:03 am
Did u know that jupiters big red spot is a storm the size as planet earth.
6/10/2017 08:48:26 am
the sun is about 5 billion years old
Katie Rm 16
6/10/2017 08:52:33 am
I learned that the International space station travels around the whole world in just 90 minutes and every time its 400 km away from earth it boosts back up to 460 km
6/10/2017 08:52:58 am
There is about 3,500 planets around distant stars.
Klaudia Rm 16
6/10/2017 08:54:26 am
Did you know that stars can loose life.
6/10/2017 08:55:49 am
A spacecraft named New Horizons traveled to Pluto in 2015.
jessica bateson r m 16
6/10/2017 09:15:19 am
in janury2005 the Huygens landed on saturn and is he ferthist space probe friom Earth
Caoimhe rm 16
6/10/2017 09:16:53 am
You can see the ISS in the sky if you look at the right place and the right time!!
6/10/2017 09:16:57 am
The ISS went over Argentina at 10:16
6/10/2017 09:17:20 am
A star is a massive ball of luminous hot gas held together by gravity.
6/10/2017 09:18:43 am
There are four dwarf planets in the solar system.
6/10/2017 09:19:53 am
i learnt that new world is an “exoplanet”, which means it orbits a star far beyond our Solar System. So far, we've found more than 3500 exoplanets.
Jennifer T. Rm 16
6/10/2017 09:23:07 am
NASA plans to send people to orbit mars by 2030. The journey will be difficult as Mars' years go quicker than us so the aiming will have to be calculated perfectly. Although this is a long trip it is all ready being started.
6/10/2017 09:26:12 am
When on certain planets you become heavier and sometimes lighter also the sun is older then the earth.
Laura Rm 16
6/10/2017 09:27:05 am
the astronauts discovered a new blue planet .
Emma Byrne Room 11
6/10/2017 10:01:31 am
The solar system has over 100 worlds!
Sophie RM 11
6/10/2017 10:02:47 am
Some stars are 100 to 200 times bigger than the sun!!!!!
Alison Doolan Rm 11
6/10/2017 10:03:01 am
Mars is a cold desert world and is have the size of the Earth. Great facts everyone!!! :) :) :)
Emma G rm11
6/10/2017 10:08:44 am
My fact is NASA made spinoffs I didn't know that!!!!!!
Aoife Rm 11
6/10/2017 10:09:27 am
The rest of the Universe is made up of two very mysterious, invisible materials called "dark energy" and "dark matter".
6/10/2017 10:09:41 am
Stars can lose there life !!!!!!!
Nessa Rm 11
6/10/2017 10:10:47 am
Earth is the third planet closest to the Sun!!!!
6/10/2017 10:11:17 am
The Moon is 384,400km away from us!
6/10/2017 10:13:25 am
if your 11 your planet is the earths moon :]
Alex Rm 11
6/10/2017 10:16:36 am
The solar wind blows at about 600,000 to 2,000,000 that is two million miles per hour!
Lucy Rm 11
6/10/2017 10:17:14 am
Remarkably less then 12 years after Sputnik humans walked on the moon.
Chloe rm 11
6/10/2017 10:37:03 am
Jupiter is 11 times bigger than Earth
Isabelle rm 11
6/10/2017 10:38:36 am
A space craft named New horizons went to Pluto in 2015.
6/10/2017 10:39:52 am
You would weigh more on Jupiter then on Earth
6/10/2017 10:43:46 am
Most planets are facing upwards,but Uranus is facing sideways
Katie room 11
6/10/2017 10:44:12 am
Jupiter has a big red spot which is acutally a storm that has been going on for hundreds of years.
6/10/2017 10:44:26 am
Mercury and Venus have no moons while others have dozens!!!!!
6/10/2017 10:45:30 am
In July of 2015,a spacecraft named New Horizons arrived at Pluto after a long journey.
Grace rm 11
6/10/2017 10:45:35 am
Pluto was thought to be the god of whom all men must eventually go. Romans believed him to be the god of the underworld. In Greek mythology, he is known as Hades.
Katie room 11
6/10/2017 10:47:14 am
There is a lot more dwarf planets other than Pluto. One of them is called Make Make.
6/10/2017 09:19:11 pm
Wow. Superb comments ladies. I'm very impressed. I'm learning lots too about space at a teachers workshop in the Netherlands. Hopefully we can learn together
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