Notice for summer star shows

Please note that Schull Planetarium will be closed on the following dates:
26th July
29th July
2nd. August
Thank you for your cooperation

Summer 2019

It's time for our new 2019 summer starshows!
We will be open:

July-August
Monday - 5pm
Wednesday - 8pm
Friday - 5pm

These times are doors-close times, please allow extra time for buying tickets etc.

Our shows fill up fast, you can book online and ensure you get a ticket.
Book now

We can't wait to see you at our planetarium!



Easter star-shows at Schull Planetarium

Schull Planetarium Easter starshows are themed around what can be seen at the present time in the sky. The show will introduce you to the stars and constellations and allow you to find your way around the sky with ease. The show times are:
(doors-close times, please allow extra time for seat selection)
20th April 2019   3:30 pm Sharp 
20th April 2019   5:00 pm Sharp
22nd April 2019  3:30 pm Sharp
22nd April 2019  5:00 pm Sharp

To ensure that you get a seat we advise you to book online, please follow the link below:


Total lunar eclipse over Ireland and Europe 2019

There will be a very rare Total "Blood Moon" eclipse over Irenad and most of Europe on the morning of Monday, January 21st 2019.

A total lunar eclipse is when the Earth is in perfect alignment between the sun and the moon. This casts a shadow on the moon and the light that is bent around the earth gets diffracted causing a red colour to pass over the moon. This is truly spectacular.

We would recommend looking out at the following times to see the most beautiful stages of the occurrence!

Times:

  • 3:50 AM for the beginning of the totality
  • 4:35 AM for a beautiful image of half the moon covered in red.
  • 5:12 AM for the Maximum eclipse (full red moon!)
  • 6:36 AM for the ending of the eclipse

We would love to see your pictures of the eclipse and the best pictures will be entered in a draw for a nice prize. Enter by emailing schullplanetarium@gmail.com and sharing on social media at #schullplanetarium Best of luck!

Let’s hope the weather is good!



Orionids Meteor Shower.

The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The nearly full moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Orionids tend to be fairly bright so it could still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.


 
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