MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory

In an exciting collaboration between the Munster Technological University, Cork City Council, and a private benefactor, Blackrock Castle was re-opened to the public in November 2007 as CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Space for Science.


The science centre promotes science, engineering and technology in Ireland as a centre of excellence in scientific research, education and outreach and continues to bring science education back down to Earth, making it accessible for all.

  • Cosmos at the Castle
    Cosmos at the Castle, is a state-of-the-art, multimedia-driven exhibition.
  • BCO Labs
    CIT BCO is also home to BCOLabs, staffed by researchers from the Astronomy Instrumentation Group at CIT.
  • Dungeon and Turret Tours
    Dungeon and turret will bring you on a journey into the history of Blackrock Castle
  • First Fridays at the Castle
    MTU BCO hosts an open night at the Castle with inspired activities, workshops and talks for visitors of all ages
  • Partnerships & Exhibitions
    CIT exhibits and multi-media projects which are on display both to entertain and educate the public, as well as showcasing the CIT works.
  • BCO Website
    Please click here to visit MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory website

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