Commencing on June 26 until August 25, 2017 Cork Institute of Technology plays host to the International Space University’s annual Space Studies Program (SSP17). In the summer of 2017 CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) celebrates 10 years as an award-winning science and discovery centre, engaging close to 1 million people over that time on explorations of contemporary science and technology through the theme of astronomy and space.
Summer of Space is the broadest public engagement programme ever organised by a host country during a Space Studies Programme. With over 50 public events taking place across Cork city and county and the island of Ireland the extensive programme will raise public awareness of the benefits, challenges and inspiration of space exploration and other space endeavours. With a host of world-leading space experts and enthusiasts appearing at events for young and old there are ways for everybody to explore this incredible Universe and humankind’s place in the vastness of Space. Please see summer of space for a full listing of events and activities.