Space Week CPD at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Date:Wednesday September 26 2018

Time:6pm - 8pm
further venues and dates will be added when confirmed

Location:CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, Co Cork

This 2 hour course will show participants how to use inquiry-based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Participants will also explore activities that support the theme of Space Week, in particular “Dark Skies and the Effects of Light Pollution.”  These design and make activities use the DPSM/ESERO Framework for Inquiry and incorporate ICT skills.

This course is being offered with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland (European Space Education Resource Office). 

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award
Space Week is an opportunity for primary school students and teachers to learn more about space. Space themed activities can count towards the criteria for the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award. 

Tea and coffee will be served at the start of each session.
Note: all sessions require a minimum of 10 participants to run 

Confirmed sessions (watch this space as more dates and venues are confirmed – if you can find another 9 teachers, contact us and we’ll see if we can run a session near you!)

Wednesday 26 September, 6pm to 8pm: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, book by email to

For further details of the course content, please contact Frances McCarthy of Blackrock Castle Observatory by email:

Booking Details

Registration: Entrance is free, but booking is required.

Book for BCO via email