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

Registration for events available here.

Contact: mayodarksky@gmail.com