Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark – Cosmic Cuilcagh
Date and time: 25 February 2012 @ 11:00 to 26 February 2012 @ 17:00
Location: Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre
The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in West Cavan and West Fermanagh is fortunate enough to have some of the clearest skies in the north of Ireland. In recognition of this we have teamed up once again with the staff from the Armagh Planetarium to host Cosmic Cuilcagh, a weekend of star-gazing and astronomical activities at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre.
Starting at 11am on Saturday 25th February, activities will include visiting the Planetarium’s mobile stardome, star gazing walks with the Irish Astronomical Association, meteorite exhibitons and talks, and a whole host of other hands-on activities.
The event is completely free and runs from 11am until late on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. Star shows will take place at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on both days
Cosmic Cuilcagh-The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
12 March 2011 @ 11:00 to 13 March 2011 @ 21:00
The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in association with the Armagh Planetarium and the Irish Astronomical Association are hosting Cosmic Cuilcagh, a weekend of ‘extra-terrestrial’ activities at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre.
Cosmic Cuilcagh takes place this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March from 11am until 9pm each day, is completely free and also includes complimentary refreshments!
- Visit the Stardome, Ireland’s premier portable planetarium
- Night sky tours by experts
- Public telescope viewing
- Touch a 4.5 billion year old meteorite
- Find out what really killed the dinosaurs
This unique event is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the night sky in Cavan and Fermanagh and offers a one-off opportunity to explore the solar system with the experts from the Armagh Planetarium. Organised as part of National Science and Engineering Week (UK), this event is the first of several that are taking place from 11th to 20th March 2011. Visit the Marble Arch Caves GeoPark