Observing at Delamont Country Park with Irish Astro Association

Friday 21st April 2017 from 19:00pm to Saturday 22nd April 2017 23:00pm

Delamont Country Park Campsite

Downpatrick Road, Killyleagh, BT30 9TZ

Event description

Join the members of the Irish Astronomical Association for this one of their regular monthly observing sessions at their favourite dark sky location Delamont Country Park Campsite. These sessions are designed to cater for everyone no matter their experience and all ages are welcome.

Note that these events only go ahead when the weather is clear and operate on a "first clear night" basis.  It is important to check with the event organisers that this event is indeed going ahead as it may be rescheduled to the following weekend if the weather forecast is poor.

Wear warm clothing and take along something hot to eat and drink! Sometimes there's even a bacon and bangers fry up before the skies darken!

Observing Only

This event is weather dependent and will only take place if the skies are clear enough for observing. It is therefore necessary to check the weather forecast and confirm with the event organisers that this event is going ahead.

Event organiser

This event is being organised by Irish Astronomical Association. For details of how to contact them and for more information about this event see "Event bookings & availability" below. Please check that this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 21st April 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Delamont Country Park Campsite on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

Event bookings & availability

The event organiser (Irish Astronomical Association) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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