Celebrating 100 Years of The International Astronomical Union – Ireland

2019 marks 100 years since the establishment of the International Astronomical Union. As National Outreach Coordinator for the IAU in Ireland, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory will be organising and promoting celebratory events throughout the country.

As the year progresses additional events will be added, so watch this space:

Space Art at School with Shane Sutton

Students from the Colláiste with the help of ESA award winning artist ,Shane Sutton, are creating a large mural for their school ceiling! Taking Apollo 50 as a theme they have researched, planned and designed a piece for completion in Jan 2019.

Tags: Workshop; Activities in School; Exhibition

Starman

 

Exhibition of student work resulting from the music and astronomy inspired project “Starman” co-ordinated by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. Work hangs along side original David Bowie artworks, including “Star” a rice paper serigrph done by the artist in 1975.

Tags: 100 Hours of Astronomy Event; Conference; Exhibition; Festival; Activities in School

Stardome At BT Young Scientist Exhibition

BCO will bring Stardome for live planetarium shows to BT young Scientist exhibition 2019. This 4 day event sees 58,000 students and teachers come to the biggest annual science exhibition in Ireland. 

Tags: 100 hours of Astronomy Event

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Space Speaker In Your Classroom

Connecting students in Ireland with a line-up of female astronomers through our Space Speakers in the Classroom Program, and a lecture event for post primary schools in Cork City. 

Tags: Activities in School; Women and Girls in Astronomy

Engineering The Moon – Teacher Training Session For Engineers Week

Teacher training session looking at classroom activities for primary school educators with a focus on engineering. Using Apollo 50 as a theme to bring engineering challenges to the classroom.

Tags: Activities in School; Workshop Training; Teacher Training

Space Careers Roadshow

A conference day showcasing opportunities for students in Ireland in the Space Science and Astronomy sectors.  Students from Transition Year to 6th year are invited to attend. 

Tags: Activities in School; Workshop; Lecture; Star Careers; Student Conference

International Womens Day – Space Speaker in Your Classroom

Connecting students in Ireland with a line-up of female Space Industry professionals through our Space Speakers in the Classroom Program. Event details here. 

Tags: Activities in School; Women and Girls in Astronomy

Dark Skies for All – How Dark Is My Sky?

Join Georgia McMillan from Friends of Ballycroy National Park and members of the Cork Sky Friendly Campaign to learn how we can all help address the light pollution issue locally as well as globally. Further details here.

Tags: Workshop; Lecture; Activities in Science Centers; Dark Skies for All

Lifelong Learning Festival – Stellarium Workshops

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory will help you turn your home computer into a planetarium with the free offline software Stellarium. Our in-house performance astronomers will be on hand as you open your eyes to the wonders of the Universe! Details here.

Tags: Workshop; Lecture; Activities in Science Centers

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2019 is a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues via a symbolic “Lights Out” event. This Lights Out event also serves as a wonderful opportunity to discuss Ireland’s Dark Sky Heritage. As recipients of the International Astronomical Union‘s for Dark Skies For All fund, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory are affirming our commitment to promoting and protecting Ireland’s astronomical heritage by using Earth Hour to launch a 6 Week program of Dark Sky Events. See Dark Sky Ireland for further information of Ireland’s Dark Sky Heritage.
For our Earth Hour celebration schedule, see here.

Tags: Workshop; Lecture; Activities in Science Centers; Dark Skies for All

Yuri’s Night

Have you ever wanted to see what the Moon looks like through a telescope? Well this is your chance! Join us at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory where we’ll be celebrating the anniversary of humanity’s first orbit of Earth, by checking out our nearest celestial neighbour with FREE telescope viewing sessions. Further information here.

*Observing, as always, is weather dependent.

Tags: Activities in Science Centers