CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory hosts open nights on the first Friday of every month with inspired activities for visitors of all ages.
We start at 6pm with family-friendly space age workshops and craft activities. At 7pm it’s the Cork Science Café followed by lectures from visiting speakers. Star Parties, lectures, night observing & star counts are in association with the Cork Astronomy Club and Blackrock Castle’s growing band of Astronomy Volunteers.
Every first Friday of the month the award-winning interactive astronomy exhibit Cosmos at the Castle is open until 9.00pm and free to the public.
Some events are ticketed and have limited capacity – please check the Events Calendar on the right for specific event details.
Free parking riverside at the Castle.
Upcoming First Fridays
July 5 18:00 - 21:00
Joining the dots: Effective integrated healthcare for Subsaharan Africa
First Fridays at the Castle will not be taking place in August