Stellar School Tour

If your time is limited then the Stellar package could be ideal for your class. For 1.5 hours your group will have the Universe at their fingertips on the interactive self-guided experience Cosmos at the Castle, where they will learn about extreme life forms on Earth and life in outer space through our Cosmos at the Castle Exhibition, the Planetarium and a guided tour.

  • Cost: €5.00/student
  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Age group: Adapted to suit any age group
  • Capacity: From 10-80 students

Included in the Package:

  • As the students work their way through the four large interactive displays they come to the CIT area. Here students can listen to our researchers from BCOlabs as they discuss their work in searching for new planets around distant stars using telescopes at BCO and abroad.
  • The Pan Galactic Station where students send a message to space. This part of the exhibit attracts a lot of attention from people of all ages! Students get to type their message at our interactive kiosk and send it out at their command via our radio telescope, beaming it towards nearby stars with known planets in orbit around them.
  • Play the Comet Chaser in Ireland’s first interactive theatre where they will virtually save the Earth!
  • Explore the night sky in the Planetarium –  an immersive experience within our inflated planetarium dome
  • A guided tour of the Castle and Gunnery. Your journey will take you on a trip back through the colourful history of Blackrock, Cork or into the future of blazars, quasars and the BCO Planet Search Programme. Tours include a trip to the research towers and down to the Gunnery, which is a National Monument.

Tickets and Bookings

To book a workshop, please call 021-432-6120 or email