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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21 June

Stars and Stones Explored

Join us at OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory to begin your journey exploring all the sky has to offer with the help of our expert staff and various telescopes. This month we will be...

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Beaghmore Stone circles on a sunny day with blue sky

May & June

Observing Session for Junior Astronomers

Budding astronomers are invited to join us at OM Dark Sky Park in Davagh Forest for some special observing events this May and June! In our first session we'll be looking at the Moon and...

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Boy looking at the moon in the evening sky through a telescope

May & June

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

July & August

Celestial Creations Art Programme

Join OM's exciting 4-week art course for kids! Explore diverse styles and techniques inspired by legendary artists. Week 1: Delves into the ancient art of printmaking, dating back to 800AD. Week 2: Master monochrome and...

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Artist impression of trees in the night

Monthly Sessions

New Moon Observing Sessions

The best time of the month to go stargazing! Join us at OM as we delve into the dark sky with our astronomer and explore galaxies, star clusters and lots more.  During a new moon,...

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Stars in the sky above the tree tops

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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Group of people with a tour guide at Beaghmore Stone Circles

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.

OM Dark Sky ParkOctober to February only
Couple sitting outside in the dark watching a film projection
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Guided tours every day of the week!

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