What is a dark sky?
Most of us live under ‘skyglow’, a sky which is illuminated by artificial light, known as light pollution. Not here.
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory in Davagh Forest is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. It is one of two Dark Sky Parks on the island of Ireland and is the 78th area in the world to be accredited as an International Dark Sky Park.
“An International Dark-Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment, and that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, and/or cultural heritage resource, and/or for public enjoyment.”
International Dark Sky Association www.darksky.org