Science Week at Blackrock Castle Observatory
Junior Spacecamp Sunday 10th November (12.00 -13.30)
Celebrate Science Week with the hugely popular Junior Space Camp – Amazing science with an intergalactic twist!
The BCO eduation team are going to take a journey into Space and give budding space enthusiasts a
chance to explore and experiment with science that they can amaze their friends with. This is a fun and hands-on workshop. Junior Space Campers pay €10 for their space adventure and can bring their
parents for free!
Booking and pre-payment are essential see for full details
Exoworlds Workshop Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th November
Ireland has been given HAT-P-36b and its host star to name.
But what is an exoplanet? Where are they? How do we spot them? Is there a chance of life on one of these worlds?
Explore these ideas with our ExoWorlds workshop. These workshops are available throughout Science Week
Transit of Mercury* Monday 11th November (12.30 - 16.30)
On November 11th Mercury will pass between us and the Sun. During this transit the planet will appear as a dark spot against the Sun. Using our special solar scopes* at The Observatory you will be able to see this fascinating phenomenon for yourself! Mercury can be one of the more difficult planets to observe, so this really is a rare opportunity. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting live astronomy event. Participation is free!
*Warning. This activity is ONLY safe to do using specialist solar scopes. Staring at the Sun unprotected for even brief periods can lead to irreversible eye damage. NEVER STARE DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT AND EXPERT SUPERVISION.