Get Ready For Science Week!

Science Week 2022
Science Week 2022

Science Week 2022 is fast approaching. From October 13th to 20th, Science-themed events will be taking place all around the country. To find events near you visit the Science Foundation Ireland website.

Here at the Observatory we’re planning for Science Week with teacher cpd, school workshops, and a virtual event celebrating the upcoming Artemis mission launch. Check our events section regularly to find details of upcoming events.

Admission & Opening Hours
We are open Tuesday – Sunday 10a.m. – 4p.m.
General Admission
Adults (16 and over)
Children (under 16)
Families (2 adults, 2 children)
Student*/OAP *
valid student card to be presented

People typically spend
up to 1.5 hours here


Admission includes access to MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory’s award winning science centre, a tour of the 16th century castle, and a live astronomy show

We are thrilled to welcome you back to MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory!

We are now welcoming both pre-booked and walk-ins back to the castle. Pre-booking is recommended to ensure admission at that specific time and if you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at or 021-4326120.

Please arrive on time and get ready for a wonderful experience at the castle.

"Impressive historical & astronomy science centre"
Really interesting visit to the observatory. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable about the history of the building and gave a very interesting talk about the night sky.