Blackrock Castle Observatory

March 16 & 17, 12noon to 5pm

As part of St Patrick's Festival celebrations, MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory's resident astronomer Caoimhin will explore some of Ireland's surprising connections to the stars in short videos on their Twitter page www.twitter.com/BlackrockCastle

On the 16th, Join Caoimhin as he explores Ireland’s link to the Exoplanet Bran and it's star Tuirean, where to find them and what their names mean.

On the 17th, Caoimhin will build on past talks by exploring Ireland’s link to the Whirlpool Galaxy and why - even with the massive Leviathan telescope of Birr, County Offaly - we wouldn't get the same view today as they did in the 17th Century.