Date: April 12   Time: 20:00 - 23:00

20:00 Film screening is now FULLY BOOKED. Stargazing is open to all but is weather dependent

Due to huge demand we have added an extra screening at 18:00. 

Book your FREE tickets for 18:00 HERE


Join us for Yuri’s Night 2016 on April 12 to celebrate Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival.

“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!”

— Yuri Gagarin, 1st human in space.


18:00 or 20:00 (fully booked)– This Changes Everything: Film Screening and Q&A

Pre-booking required, capacity is limited to 40 people.  Book your FREE tickets HERE


this changes everything email smallFilmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best-seller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial & exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.  


CCI_COP21_webGraph_151023The film is followed by Q & A session moderated by Cork Climate Action and a demonstration on how the latest Climate Change Initiative data from the European Space Agency allows us to monitor and inform ourselves as to the ongoing changes in our planet’s systems as climate change begins to bite. This will be given by researchers actively involved in using CCI data in CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and UCC MaREI.



From 20:30 – Courtyard StarGazing: Jupiter Watch  

No booking required, open to all

star gazing email smallJoin our astronomers and the Cork Astronomy Club for a Jupiter & Moon Watch in the stunning surrounds of the courtyard at Blackrock Castle.  Please note that night sky observing is weather permitting i.e. rain or cloud cover means it cannot take place



SFI & ESERO 2016