[2-4 Nov] Mayo Dark Sky Festival: a festival for stargazing, science and environment! [fr]

The 3rd edition of Mayo Dark Sky will take place from 2nd to 4th November: a great opportunity to discover the night sky, in a fun-filled way, with Mayo’s rugged Atlantic seaboard as a dramatic backdrop.

MAYO DARK SKY FESTIVAL 2018
COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND
2-4 November 2018 in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy

The communities bordering Ireland’s only Dark Sky Park have teamed up once again to organise the third Mayo Dark Sky Festival, which takes place from 2nd to 4th November 2018. A great opportunity to discover the night sky, in a fun-filled way, with Mayo’s rugged Atlantic seaboard as a dramatic backdrop.
On the agenda: talks on physics, culture and the environment, family friendly science workshops, as well as walks, stargazing sessions – and a little magic!


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A festival to explore the night sky

The Milky Way is so obscured by the effects of modern lighting that it is no longer visible to one in three people worldwide and almost half of Ireland’s population.
Mayo Dark Sky Park is an accessible amenity that visitors can visit and enjoy all year round. With dark skies from 6pm, mild weather, and some beautiful stars, constellations and planets to be seen November is a great time for exploring the night sky.

A packed programme of events, with something for everyone and especially…

  • What are black holes? An explanation combining science and magic by Astronomer Royal for Scotland John Brown
  • Have you heard of Eirsat-1? Presentation of Ireland’s first satellite by Lána Salmon of UCD
  • “Illustrating the Invisible” by French Scientific Illustrator, Pierre Carril, who will bring to life the unseen in the National Park Visitor Centre in Ballycroy
  • “You Can See That Again”, an exhibition from France, specifically designed for blind, visually impaired and sighted persons, presented by Festival NightScapades Director Franck Séguin, of Chasseurs de Nuits.

Practical information:

Date & Location: 2-4 November 2018 in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy
Full programme of events and practical information: www.mayodarkskyfestival.ie

Published on 18/10/2018

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