"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.

Choral Festival 2017

All performances are FREE, no booking required. Please join us for some beautiful music!


Junior Space Camp

Bookings now being taken for May’s “Regular” Junior Space Camp


Tech Week at Blackrock Castle Observatory

Workshops for primary and second level students


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

Lifelong Learning Festival Events


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

Junior Space Camp: Explore Light


Explore Light in the April Junior Space Camp. Pre-booking essential.

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.

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