BCO Events

Architecture, Art & Space

Open your mind to the beauty of the Cosmos and explore space with the Cúig artists, explore the gallery with a Moon-gazers trail, or create light-up drawings using graphite to conduct electricity!

Thursday 6th July 2017

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SpaceUp Ireland

At SpaceUp participants contribute to the day's program in the shape of a presentation, a talk, panel discussion, hands-on workshop, a Q&A – anything, as long as it's about space!

Saturday 8th July 2017

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Space Camp: Ages 7 -9

NEW: Space Campers who book before Friday 23 June will be put in a lottery for a pair of tickets to Buzz Aldrin's sold-out talk on the evening of 27 June.

5 days duration

Monday 10th July 2017

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Calling All Astronauts

Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? See for yourself if you have what it takes with astronaut finalist Geoff Steeves.

Wednesday 12th July 2017

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Bright Club

The variety night for lateral minds features academics doing comedic sets about their work and science troubadour Jonny Berliner headlining.

Wednesday 12th July 2017

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Arthur C Clarke Panel

ISU's Arthur C Clarke Panel celebrates the intersection of space and popular culture, in the same way that Arthur Clarke's works popularized space to the general public.

Thursday 13th July 2017

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Robotics Competition

Thanks to LEGO Mindstorms, teamwork and a lot of imagination, ISU participants design and build autonomous robots to navigate an unknown world and collect samples.

Friday 14th July 2017

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Light Pollution: Watts It All About?

Join the Cork Sky Friendly Campaign and Dr Brian Espey for a discussion on the growing problem of light pollution and Cork's unique potential for observing the night sky.

Friday 14th July 2017

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Ground Control to Astronaut Dan

An engaging, interactive afternoon with NASA astronaut Dan Tani and EUROCOM Andrea Boyd, hosted by Rick O'Shea.

Saturday 15th July 2017

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Space Camp: Ages 10 – 12

NEW: Space Campers who book before Friday 23 June will be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to Buzz Aldrin's sold-out talk on the evening of 27 June.

5 days duration

Monday 17th July 2017

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Geopolitics and the Future of Exploration Panel

The panel will discuss the strategic, policy, and operational environment for space science and exploration activities in the years ahead.

Wednesday 19th July 2017

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Training for Extremes: On Land, at Sea, and in Space

Join Dr. Norah Patten as she discusses what it takes to train for extremes with physician Dr. Kris Lenhardt and two way English channel swimmer Lisa Cummins.

Thursday 20th July 2017

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