Our Mission

Our Vision

To affect positive change in attitudes toward science, engineering and technology in Ireland and be recognised and respected as a centre of excellence in scientific research, education and outreach.

Our Mission

To provide the people of Cork city and Ireland with a centre of excellence in science:

  • By fostering interest in science, engineering and technology through the medium of astronomy
  • By developing innovative programmes which increase awareness of science, engineering and technology
  • In collaborating with governmental, professional, industrial and educational establishments on programmes which increase awareness of science, engineering and technology through research in astronomy, optics and imaging
  • By exploring and developing applications for our research
  • Through consultative services to governmental, professional, industrial and educational establishments
  • Through our activities and commitment, inspire people of all ages and from all walks of life to experience the wonder of science