Host communities from across County Mayo are spreading the word about the importance of protecting our dark skies for all to enjoy. All events are FREE.
Due to the pandemic International Dark Sky Week will once again this year be a virtual event. Mayo Dark Skies have once again put together a fascinating itinerary of virtual events.
Programme of Events:
Monday 5th April: Derek Dempsey (Newport Astronomy Club)
Tuesday 6th April: LUMEN Art & Photography
Wednesday 7th April: Dr. Frank Prendergast (Archaeoastronomer)
Thursday 8th April: Authors Anna Levin (author of Incandescent) Emma Marrington (author of Night Blight/CPRE)
Friday 9th April: Dark Sky Tourism
Friday 9th April: Artist Louise Beer – An audio dark skies event
Saturday 10th April: Colin Stafford-Johnson (Wildlife filmmaker)
Sunday 11th April: Brendan Owens (astronomer)
Dark Sky Tourism – Friday 9th April, 12 noon
This special daytime event hosted by Mayo Dark Sky Park will feature a panel of speakers:
Sonal Asgotraa – Astrostays India
Fionnán Nestor – Fáilte Ireland
Sujay Patel – Meet StarGazers Astrotourism App
Terra Nova National Park & Dark Sky Preserve Canada
Register for this event here.
Registration for events available here.