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Red Moon Serene Universe

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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Castle Road

Cork

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Join us for an opportunity to look out beyond our life on the ground and experience the magnificence of space.

On the evening of July 27 2018 the Moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow. It will be a very deep eclipse, as the Moon will pass almost straight through the middle of the shadow. In Cork, the Moon will rise over the horizon at 21:25 local time, just before the maximum of the eclipse occurs at 21:30 local time. As the deep red Moon rises higher in the sky in the hours that follow, it slowly moves out of the eclipse which ends at 23:15 local time, when the full Moon will return to its normal appearance. All this is easily observed with the naked eye. The use of telescopes or binoculars can greatly enhance the experience.

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From 7.30 - 8.30 A screen showing of the beautiful Space film by Maarten Roos & William Zeitler Serene Universe with a concert performance of improvised music based on compositions by American composer and Glass Armonica Player William Zeitler. Featuring Ilse de Ziah cello, Tom Crowley violin, Nick Roth saxophone and their Red Moon Ensemble. This will be followed by Shadows A short talk from Planetary Scientist and Film maker Maarten Roos about the shadowy story of eclipses, how we can use them to do science and what they tell us about the universe.

Family Friendly Eclipse Workshop - free

At the same time, from 7.30 pm - 8.30/9.00 pm Children and their parents can join the CIT BCO education team in a fascinating workshop about lunar eclipses.

Moon and Planet Observations

From 9pm Telescopes will be set up in the Lower Car Park by The Cork Astronomy Club in conjunction with BCO, set up for public observation of the Lunar eclipse and other planets including Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Mars rising from the East. Feel free to join at this stage in the event if you can’t get there earlier.

All are welcome to come, take part in the workshop, listen to the captivating music, watch incredible film footage of space and see at first hand a magnificent Lunar Eclipse through high quality telescopes.

The Event is free but tickets for the Serene Universe live music event must be booked as numbers in theatre are limited.

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