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  • Welcome back to the Observatory!

    School Tours are now available! Contact info@bco.ie to bring your class to an out of this world experience.

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    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

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    BCO News & Blog

    We’re hiring! Science Facilitators and Retail relief

    Have you got what it takes to be a part of our team at Ireland’s Space for Science?

    Comets – What are they & When to see one?

    When will the next comet be visible from Ireland?

    Skymatters November 2021

    Sky Matters November 2021 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory.

    Skymatters – October 2021

    Sky Matters October 2021 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory.

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