First Fridays at the Castle | June

First Fridays at the Castle | June

Date: 7th June 2013
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Venue: Blackrock Castle Observatory

18:00-20:00 – 30 minute workshops
Four half-hour hands-on family friendly sessions with Frances, our in-house teacher and astronomer.

20:00 -21:00 – Lecture
Join Cormac Gebruers for….
“Celestial Navigation”

Even in today’s World of instantaneous electronic positioning many remain curious about how we can work out where we are using the sun, moon, stars and planets. In a talk with a distinctly maritime flavour Cormac will introduce the basic principles and practice of Celestial Navigation. No batteries required!


CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory hosts open nights on the first Friday of every month with inspired activities for visitors of all ages.

We start at 6pm with family-friendly space age workshops and craft activities. At 7pm it’s the Cork Science Café followed by lectures from visiting speakers. Star Parties, lectures, night observing & star counts are in association with the Cork Astronomy Club and Blackrock Castle’s growing band of Astronomy Volunteers.

Every first Friday of the month the award-winning interactive astronomy exhibit Cosmos at the Castle is open until 9.00pm and free to the public.

Some events are ticketed and have limited capacity – please check the Events Calendar at for specific event details.


Free parking riverside at the Castle.


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