CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
CIT Blackrock Observatory
Blackrock Castle, Castle Road, Blackrock

6:00pm - 11:00pm

021 432 6120


Child friendly?

Talks / Walks
Workshop / Demo

Join Leo Enright with us for Cassini Culture! We’ll have spectacular science workshops and visual treats to celebrate the retirement of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn.

Stargazing is weather dependent (rain or cloud cover means it will NOT take place)

Cassini–Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft and a flagship-class NASA–ESA–ASI robotic spacecraft. Cassini was the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter its orbit. It has studied the planet and its many natural satellites since arriving there in 2004.

Join a host of experts to look back on 13 years of discovery from data returned from Saturn, the jeweled planet. Experience stunning displays of the gassy giant and her many moons. Meet people who worked on NASA’s Cassini and ESA’s Huygens on video links to Blackrock Castle Observatory. If we are lucky with the weather too we may even get a chance to see Saturn through telescopes!

Cork Astronomy Club will guide visitors in weather permitting stargazing at nightfall.

From 6pm – 8pm enjoy drop in Saturn-themed, hands-on science explorations suitable for ages 7-12yrs.

From 6pm – 7pm Cork Skeptics will talk skepticism and how you can employ a skeptical approach to help you sniff out incorrect or suspect claims. Discover if there really are rings on Saturn or is at all a conspiracy!


CIT Blackrock Observatory