Earth Hour

Celebrate Earth Hour and the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival on March 24.


Join the Cork Sky Friendly Campaign for an introduction to light pollution and an interactive workshop on recording for the Globe at Night citizen science programme.


This open evening includes a practical observation of the night sky assisted by experts from Cork Astronomy Club.


This is a free event, no booking required. Please note that observing is as always weather dependent.


Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30pm – Introduction of Cork Sky Friendly Campaign,
    Bernie Connolly of Cork Environmental Forum
  • 7:30-8:30pm – An Interactive Light Pollution Workshop
  • 7:40pm – Light Pollution Talk and Globe at Night Overview,
    Eddie Lyons of Cork Astronomy Club
  • 8:00pm – Stellarium presentation of the constellation of Leo,
    John Cuthbert of Cork Astronomy Club
  • 8:30-9:30pm – Courtyard Observing & Lights Out for Earth Hour,
    With Cork Astronomy Club


Event Information

  • Dates: Saturday 24th March, 2018
  • Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Venue: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock
  • Cost : Free
  • Booking: Not required

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