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  • Welcome back to the Observatory!

    We are open to visitors Tuesday - Sunday. Book your tickets here to avoid disappointment.

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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

    Are you a champion of science engagement?

    Calling champions of science engagement!  If you’re working independently in the science sector and are passionate about sharing your knowledge and discoveries with the public, if you’re inspiring future generations, or if you are a postgrad student of science, then it might be your lucky day.

    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.

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