OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH
Learn about the origins of meteor showers and how to spot magnificent fireballs in the sky.
In this informative talk from Martin McKenna also known as Night Sky Hunter, you’ll learn how to take advantage of clear night skies to observe upcoming meteor showers.
Meteor observing is a wonderful pastime which can be undertaken by a single observer or with family and friends. And with some knowledge, you will be armed with the celestial ‘know-how’ to help document and report significant events that might add to meteor science.
Please note that this has already taken place on 01/04/2023
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Sat 1st Apr
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