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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July

Messy Play

Join us at OM for a month of Messy Play! Each week will be a different theme for your little ones to create some messy master pieces. This will be outdoors weather permitting. All items...

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Childs hands covered in paint

12 July

Stars and Stones Explored

This month we will be discovering more about the Milky Way, finding out how it is used by animals for navigation and why humans also adopted it for storytelling. You'll also be able to observe...

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Beaghmore Stone circles on a sunny day with blue sky

13 July

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

20 July

Treasure Hunt

A moon themed treasure hunt for kids awaits at OM, on the 55th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission! Before venturing out into the forest you must first get prepared for your special mission. ...

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Illustration of child in a forest with a treasure hunt map in the background

19 July

A Dander through Davagh

Join us for a guided walk through the lush green, almost fluorescent woodland that is Davagh Forest. Improve your mood, reduce stress and follow our lead through the many forest paths. Along the way you...

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Davagh forest

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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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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Guided tours every day of the week!

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