Launch Weekend at OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory

Launch Weekend at OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory

Friday 3rd April 2020 from 11:00am to 19:00pm

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Davagh Forest, Cookstown, BT79 8JH

Visit the fantastic new visitor centre and observatory in Davagh Forest and enjoy a range of activities and workshops including a 45 minute tour of the £1.25 million facility, virtual reality, astronomy talks and presentations, bottle rocket launching and make your own solargraphy camera!

This event is proudly supported by the Go Stargazing team who will be on hand with some additional telescopes to observe the Sun and Moon.

Bookings for this event will be available soon — please do check back!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/04/2020


Event organiser

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory is organising this event

Please contact OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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