Schull Planetarium, part of the local Community College, is the only Planetarium in the Republic of Ireland and provides a unique educational resource.
Sitting under the hemispherical dome in a darkened auditorium, spectators can see an amazingly realistic and accurate reproduction of the star studded night sky. The audience sees the heavens portrayed with such realism they feel they are sitting out of doors on the clearest of nights.
On the Planetarium's eight metre dome, the Carl Zeiss single sphere sky projector shows an accurate representation of the night sky from anywhere in the northern hemisphere.
Star shows are 45 minutes long and are thus unsuitable for the majority of children under the age of seven. During star shows the rest of the building is closed to the public.
Located in the seaside village of Schull in West Cork, the 70 seat Planetarium has a beautiful situation beside the harbour and in the shadow of Mount Gabriel.