CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is home to Cosmos at the Castle, Cork’s fun and exciting location to learn about the Universe. Cosmos at the Castle is an award winning exhibition highlighting recent discoveries of extreme life forms on Earth and their implications for life in outer space.

What Can You Do?

The Universe is at your fingertips on this interactive self guided experience. Explore hours of Earth and Space science content:

Play Comet Chaser on our interactive cinema sized screens!

  • Send an email to Space at the Pan Galactic Station and track its navigation! (Educators can use the online version at our education site:
  • Meet Cosmo, our friendly virtual astronaut, and share your theories on alien life.
  • Use cinema sized video screens to explore the formation of the Universe and how life developed on Earth.
  • Play The Comet Chaser in Ireland’s first interactive theatre and virtually save the Earth!
  • Discover the Night Sky in our Planetarium.
  • The SFI Discover Zone: interactive experiments that explain some of the basic concepts of physics.

You can also find out what researchers from the Cork Institute of Technology are up to at BCO Labs and view our current featured touring exhibit, bringing science and astronomy from all over the world to Cork.

Who Is it For?

Cosmos at the Castle is a brilliant day out for everyone!

The self guiding experience allows visitors to browse hours of cosmic content at their leisure or take a whirlwind tour of the Universe!

Enjoy the delights of the Castle Restaurant.  Browse our gift shop!

Tickets and Admission

Family, schools, groups and visitor tickets for Cosmos at the Castle.