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OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH

Scheduled to open in April 2020 and unfortunately delayed to coronavirus the visitor centre in Davagh Forest will enable easy access to nearby mountain bike trail routes and forest walks by day and exploration of the fantastic dark skies by night. 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.

Location events organiser

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

  • 16/05/22

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  • 17/05/22

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Weather forecast for Slieveavaddy (3.6 miles away) updated 16/05/22 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Green Space Dark Skies – Sperrin AONB

    Saturday 25th June 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • 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 (6.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info