Cork Space Festival Launch at Blackrock Castle Observatory

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Date:Friday October 6 2023

Time:18.00 - 20.30

Location:MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork

Join the team at MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory to kick off a weekend of space celebrations in Cork.

Join Cork Astronomy Club for free astronomy sessions in the BCO courtyard*, tour the observatory, and enjoy a free talk from Colm Ryan of Cork Skeptics.

We’ll also catch up with the Notes To A Star performance that was beamed into Space from BCO several years ago. Where is the signal now? How far does it have to go before it reaches the Irish named exoplanet system of Bran and Tuireann?

This event is completely free, but spaces or tours and talks will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so please arrive on time to avoid disappointment.

Cork Astronomy Club

Cork Astronomy Club

Cork Astronomy club will be hosting a live astronomy demonstration in the Courtyard as part of the launch.

Colm Ryan

Colm Ryan of Cork Skeptics will be delivering a talk entitled “Space – Face and Fiction“.

*As always, astronomy sessions are weather dependent and may not proceed in the case of inclement weather.