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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Family taking a guided tour at OM

10 December

How to use your telescope – Beginners workshop

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

11 December

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

16 December

Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Session

Join us at OM for the last meteor shower event of the year, the Geminids. The Geminid meteor shower is one of the last of the year’s major showers, and can generally be relied on...

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Meteor viewing at OM

30 December

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

21 December

Winter 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

October to March

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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October to March

Stars and Stones Experience

Spend a night under the stars, learning about the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles and gazing 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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