From the first Observatory at Davagh to the latest.
Visitors can now walk from what we believe may have been the first observatory in our ancient landscape, Beaghmore Stone Circles, to the modern-day observatory at OM in Davagh Forest.
The 3.4km Solar Walk will link the observed solar system in the sky with the astronomical solar and lunar alignments at Beaghmore. An augmented reality app will provide a digital guide of the solar system to explore space and planets in real time, linking the uniqueness of the sky above to the uniqueness of the area’s deep archaeological landscape.
OM Solar Search App
Download the OM Solar Search app and explore the planets of the Solar System. As you wander along the Solar Walk, markers with QR codes let you trigger augmented reality experiences on your phone. Learn fascinating facts like how old Earth is and what Saturn’s rings are made of.
Beginning at the OM observatory building, the further you walk along the trail, the further you travel into the galaxy!