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.

15 - 22 April

International Dark Sky Week 2023

Celebrate our dark night skies and help limit light pollution by raising awareness through International Dark Sky Week, 15 to 22 April 2023. OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory is the only International Dark Sky...

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The Milky Way Galaxy

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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Family taking a guided tour at OM

Seasonal dates

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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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

25 March

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

22 April

Lyrids Meteor Viewing Party

The Lyrids meteor shower, which peaks on 22 April, is one of the oldest known meteor showers. Join us for one of the astronomical highlights of the year and to celebrate the end of International...

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A metero streaking across a star filled night 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

Every month

New Moon Observing Sessions

This is the best time of the month to go stargazing! Join us at OM each month as we delve into the dark sky with our astronomer and explore galaxies, star clusters and lots more. ...

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The milky way over Davagh Forest

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

1 April

Meteor Showers and Fireballs with Martin McKenna

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...

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The Milky Way and Meteor in the night sky

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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Couple looking at the telescope through open roof

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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Group of people with a tour guide at Beaghmore Stone Circles
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Guided tours every day of the week!

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