What’s On

What’s on at OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory

Take a journey through time and space with a visitor experience that’s out of this world. Book your visit to Northern Ireland’s only International Dark Sky Park.

Daily tours

OM Exhibition Guided Tours

Star hop across the universe on one of our daily guided tours. Our interactive exhibition links the landscape with the astronomical and archaeological heritage of the Sperrins, featuring holographic installations and virtual reality headsets.

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October - February

OM Odyssey Outdoor Film

A film projection on to the outside of the Observatory building, our OM Odyssey will take you on a journey through time and space.

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9 December

Festive Arts and Crafts

Join us this festive season for some cosmic Christmas arts and crafts! Your little ones will take your Christmas tree to outer space making handmade baubles and planetary decorations.  Venturing outside with our cosmic guides,...

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A cartoon cut out of an astronaut

10 December

Santa Meet and Greet

Come and meet Santa at OM.  You’ll be greeted by our cosmic Christmas elves and taken to meet Santa in his galactic grotto. This is an opportunity to tell Santa how good you’ve been this...

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3 December

Telescope Clinic

Do you have a telescope and don’t know how to use it? Perhaps you need help setting it up, or advice on what to look for in the night sky? Join us at OM for...

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A skywatcher telescope

15 December

Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Session

Join us at OM for the last meteor shower event of the year, the Geminids. The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid. This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only...

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Meteor viewing at OM

16 December

Saturday Observing Sessions

Drop by OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory every month to check in on what our astronomers are up to as they delve into the dark skies. Weather permitting (if we have clear skies), you’ll...

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Meade Telescope at looking to the dark sky

Monthly event

AstronOMy Club

A sociable evening session with our resident astronomers discussing what is currently visible in the night sky. There will be a discussion and display of images and videos from our on-going observing program. The evening...

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Spiral Galaxy M51 in deep space

Monthly event

Junior AstronOMy Club

Calling all junior astronomers and space enthusiasts! Come join us for a tour through outer space.  We will  take a closer look at our Sun, Moon and all the planets in the solar system. Then...

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Monkey Head Nebulae

Monthly event

Lunar Observing Sessions

Enjoy a lunar observing experience at OM with our astronomers and get a closer look at our unique natural satellite. Observe the Moon’s stark landscape through our state-of-the-art 14” Meade telescope. We’ll explore famous craters,...

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Image of the moon through the tree tops

Group tours on request

OM Group Tours

An unforgettable experience and great facilities for groups.  Group tours are only available on request and must be booked in advance.

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Tours on request

Stars and Stones Experience

Spend a night under the stars, learn about the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles and gaze at the constellations through a state-of-the-art telescope at OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory. Boasting the darkest sky in the...

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Guided tours every day of the week!

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