International Dark Sky Week in Mayo (31 March - 7 April 2019)

International Dark Sky Week 2019

Dark Sky Week is a full week of FREE events across County Mayo to celebrate the night skies above. We have a programme with events for everyone from families to businesses and have invited speakers from Northumberland and across Ireland to celebrate the theme of Dark Skies in Mayo

Please view the events below and note time/date for ticket selection via Eventbrite.

Organised by Mayo Dark Skies Community Group; the week includes an inspirational talk from Dr Gary Fildes, the head of Kielder Forest Observatory in Northumberland "An Astronomer's Tale": An experiential evening in night themed poetry "Dánta in the Dark" with contributions from Seán Lysaght, Póilín nic Somhairle and others; A community workshop/talk with Duncan Stewart on forming a sustainable energy community focused responsible lighting; A talk and workshop on Light Pollution and an onscreen demo on stargazing for beginners; An evening of stories & magic by candlelight; A cosmic walk through our solar system in Bellacragher Boat Club, A talk on the most notable Cosmic Blunders in history.



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