"Performance Astronomer" Frances has a degree in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Toronto and experience in interactive museums around the world. Look for her on the road at a school or library near you.

Lifelong Learning Festival Events

FREE, drop-in events for all ages during Lifelong Learning Festival


Easter Activities: Eggstronauts & other planet Eggsplorers

“Egg”ineers will test their craft by launching it off the Dome Tower of the Castle with a real (raw) egg inside. WILL THE EGGS SURVIVE?!


Junior Space Camp: Be an Engineer!

Now FULL, bookings for April 2 being taken.


Space Camp: Summer 2017

Week long Space camp for 7-9 year olds or 10-12 year olds


Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017: For Schools


Faoi na Réaltaí is a series of workshops, tours and planetarium shows offered in Irish.

Cosmos at the Castle – Faoi na Réaltaí


For Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 BCO hosts weekday planetarium shows and heritage tours of Blackrock Castle in Irish.

Evening CPD Session for Primary Teachers for Engineers Week


Free CPD sessions to support Engineers Week in 4 locations around Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny

Engineers Week 2017


Engineers Week Events for Primary Students

Update: Blackrock Area Road Works


We are open for business as usual!

New!: An Extra Extra Jolly Junior Space Camp at Christmas


Update: All Christmas Junior Space Camps are now fully booked.

BCO Galactic Blast News!

Get our action-packed monthly newsletter: science events, fun facts, contests and more!

(We will never share your email address and you may unsubscribe at any time.)
Previous Newsletters

CIT BCO Community

Blackrock Castle Observatory is brought to you with the generous support of our stratospheric Starwall Partners.

Our Latest Tweets