Events are guaranteed to intrigue, challenge and inspire even the most curious of minds. At 'Tara Live' you can take your image of the night sky by day using Tara, a robotic telescope in the California Bay Area. Dr. Niamh Shaw is hoping to be the 1st Irish woman in Space and she's going to share her progress on getting there at 'ToSpace'.
If people-powered stargazing is your thing you can join in on 'Ride the Skies' – a bicycle astronomy event that will leave Pairc Ui Chaoimh at 22:00 head along the Marina to Rochestown under the evening skies stopping a while to learn about some astronomical objects.
For the very first time CITBCO is giving the public the chance to look through their telescope in the iconic Dome on the Castle's Tower Top. Both researchers from BCOLabs and members of the Cork Astronomy Club will be on hand for guided stargazing.
In keeping with the theme of science and culture a Musical Tour of Cork Harbour will take place on the Castle Turret on Thursday from 19:00 – 20:00. This sit-down show allows you to savour the unique mix of historical, musical, nautical and cultural riches of Cork Harbour while taking in the beautiful view.
For more information on the great Curious Cork events visit www.bco.ie or call CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory on 021 4326120
- Vincent McDonnell (founder, long-time Treasurer and our first Librarian, died July 2005).
- Carthage Morrissey (long-time member, staunch supporter of our Site clean-up days and maker of 2 observing chairs, died November 2012).
- Ollie Walsh (long-time member and maker of a 10 inch Dobsonian telescope, died December 2013).
- Trevor Rainsberry (former Chairperson, Librarian and the man responsible for allowing MAC (TAS) to purchase our 1/2 acre in Clonminch for the Observatory, the first of its kind of any club in Ireland, died April 2014).
NB: This is a professional level event (apart from the public lecture), so be prepared from some fairly advanced maths and physics! T.M.
A second speaker to be confirmed.
The recent discovery that the cosmic microwave background also bears the scars of gravitational waves - the squeezing and stretching of space time itself - is enabling us to build an increasingly detailed picture of the birth of the universe.
(A very limited number of tickets are available for this lecture) If you are going to be in London then, this might be worth attending
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