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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25 February

Astrophotography Image Processing Clinic

Join us in the OM observatory for a technical look at how we capture and process imagery using our 14” Meade LX600 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and ZWO ASI2600MC camera. We’ll discuss our capture software, image stacking,...

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Deep space image with stars

2 March

Mysteries and Myths of Davagh with Lorcan McBride

Join Lorcan McBride on a walk through Davagh Forest, exploring the ancient heritage and landscape of this special place. Places such as Davagh reveal the meanings associated with myth and early settlement. In Gaelic, Dabhach...

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Davagh Nightwalks

Join us for a special night time walk and talk, under the darkest of skies with Davagh Nightwalks. Our journey will begin at Ceoldán the Davagh Giant, we will stroll through the forest breathing in...

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October - February

OM Odyssey Outdoor Film

5A 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

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

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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