OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH

Opened in April 2020, the visitor centre in Davagh Forest offers easy access to nearby mountain bike trail routes and forest walks by day and exploration of the stunning dark skies by night. In addition, the centre is home to an observatory equipped with a large 14″ aperture telescope perfect for observing the Universe above!


OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

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OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory organises events at this location

Please contact OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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  • 20/07/24

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  • 20/07/24

    11° 90%

Weather forecast for Slieveavaddy (3.8 miles away) updated 19/07/24 at 12:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • AstronOMy Club at OM Dark Sky Observatory

    Friday 26th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

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

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  • Junior AstronOMy Club

    Sunday 28th July 2024 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

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

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  • Junior AstronOMy Club

    Sunday 25th August 2024 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

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

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  • AstronOMy Club at OM Dark Sky Observatory

    Friday 30th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

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

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  • AstronOMy Club at OM Dark Sky Observatory

    Friday 27th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

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

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  • Junior AstronOMy Club

    Sunday 29th September 2024 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Sperrinview Glamping

    71 Blackrock Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80 9PA (1.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Manor View Bed & Breakfast – Cookstown

    Cookstown, Kildress, County Tyrone, BT80 9RS (6.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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