• Explore BCO's Universe

    Exciting interactive exhibits and activities await at BCO, from exploring space and alien lifeforms to the Castle's battlements, gunnery and rich maritime history.

    Exhibits & Tickets

  • Summer of Space

    More than 50 events for space enthusiasts of all ages celebrate the International Space University's arrival in Cork this summer.

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  • Discover & Learn at BCO

    From school tours including castle visits as Gaeilge to workshops for all ages, a class trip to BCO educates and entertains through hands-on discovery.

    School Tours & Workshops

    Featured Exhibits

    Journeys of Exploration

    Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration.

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    Cosmos at the Castle

    Learn about the Universe, extreme life forms on Earth and life in outer space!

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    Daily Schedule

    Plan your visit with an up to date list of the times of activities, tours and events at Blackrock Castle.

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    Upcoming Events

    Pre-Space Week CPD for Primary Teachers

    3 days duration

    Tuesday 26th September 2017, Tuesday 26th September, Tuesday 26th September, Thursday 28th September

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    Space Week – Hold the Dates!

    7 days duration

    Wednesday 4th October 2017

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    School Visits to BCO Space Week 2017

    7 days duration

    Wednesday 4th October 2017

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    BCO News & Blog

    Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

    A partial eclipse will be visible from Cork in the evening of 21 August

    Perseid Meteors 2016* Updated for 2017

    How to see Perseid Meteors in August

    Summer of Space

    BCO welcomes the International Space University to Cork with over 50 exciting events for space enthusiasts of all ages.

    Water Rocket Workshop for CIT Innovation Week

    Have you ever wanted to build a rocket?

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