For Adults

Astronaut Dan Tani Public Lecture

Former NASA astronaut and patron of Blackrock Castle Observatory, Dan Tani, has been confirmed as the replacement for Dr Buzz Aldrin, who was to deliver a lecture on Tuesday 27th June at 8pm in CIT Cork, in front of a 7m replica of the Moon

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Tuesday 27th June 2017

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In Space with Niall Smith: Cork and Beyond

How did the Space Studies Programme get to Ireland? Niall Smith, Head of Research at CIT, speaks about SSP, on Space exploration, astrophysics and cosmology.

Wednesday 28th June 2017

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In Space with Jim Dator: The Future

Can we really predict the future? What is ahead for us as a species? Can we really determine what lies ahead for us in 2117?

Friday 30th June 2017

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Newstalk Futureproof – Space Exploration Special

Jonathan McCrea will be joined by special guest Astronauts Robert Thirsk and Yi So Yeon and more to celebrate the Summer of Space programme taking place across Ireland this summer.

Monday 3rd July 2017

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JFK, Nixon and the American Space Program

The space policy decisions of John Kennedy and Richard Nixon that have shaped the space program that the United States has carried out over the past 45 years.

Monday 3rd July 2017

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International Astronaut Panel

An annual highlight of each ISU session, the public will have the opportunity to interact with this outstanding group of astronauts who represent over 30 years of international spaceflight experience.

Tuesday 4th July 2017

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Space Entrepreneurs Panel

An evening of insightful 'to and fro' conversation with proven space entrepreneurs who are leading advances in the global space markets.

Wednesday 5th July 2017

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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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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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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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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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