Date: June 7   Time: 18:00 - 21:00

FREE monthly event. No booking required

First Fridays at the Castle is an action-packed open night on the first Friday of every month with activities for visitors of all ages.

18:00-20:00 – 30 minute workshops

Four half-hour hands-on family friendly sessions with Frances, our in-house teacher and astronomer.

20:00 -21:00 – Lecture

Join Cormac Gebruers for…

Celestial Navigation

Even in today’s world of instantaneous electronic positioning many remain curious about how we can work out where we are using the sun, moon, stars and planets. In a talk with a distinctly maritime flavour Cormac will introduce the basic principles and practice of Celestial Navigation. No batteries required!

An insight into Cormac…

Cormac began his career as a deck officer in the Merchant Navy where he learned his maritime navigation skills. Once ashore he had a varied career in business and research and in 2012 became Manager of the new Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation at the National Maritime College of Ireland. Cormac is also Deputy Director of the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster.

Note – BCO members enjoy priority seating.

Stargazing

This will return during the winter months