Get Ready For Science Week!

Science Week 2023
A teacher demonstrates a light pollution activity to three students. She is placing a cardboard shield on an LED bulb that is meant to represent a streetlight
Science Week 2023


Explore Dark Skies & Light Pollution Action with ESERO Ireland’s Workshops at Blackrock Castle Observatory.

Bring Dark Skies to your own classroom with this ESERO primary resource or this new second level resource developed as part of the Erasmus+ funded CliC-PoLiT project.

Unfortunatley, this Science Week Event is now fully booked. To find other events near you visit the Science Foundation Ireland website.


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.