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Offline Mayodarksky

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Mayo Dark Sky Festival 2016
« on: 20:32:32, 20 June, 2016 »

In May of 2016 the Ballycroy/Wild Nephin National Park in North-West Mayo became Ireland's first Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park as recognised by the International Dark Sky Association. Located on the Western seaboard it comprises of 110 square kilometres of Atlantic blanket bog, forest and mountains.

In recognition of this wonderful achievement the inaugural three day Mayo Dark-Sky Festival takes place next October.  SQM readings in the park regularly well exceeded 21.9 mpsas, higher than any readings ever taken anywhere from Ireland before. This proved that under clear skies, this park excels in Visual Limiting Magnitude, Bortle Scale and Unihedron Sky Quality Meters.

The Mayo Dark Sky Festival aims to educate visitors about the importance of this park resource and inspire them to take action in their own counties. We hope some UK visitors will join us in the idyllic costal town of Newport from October 28th-30th 2016 for our Festival and share your passion for the night sky and astronomy during this fun filled New Moon weekend. Or come for our extended weekend from the 27th to the 31st of October. For full information on the many talks, exhibitions, workshops, observing and family themed events please go to

Many Thanks

Ronan Newman

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Re: Mayo Dark Sky Festival 2016
« Reply #1 on: 09:24:54, 07 September, 2016 »
Any details anywhere without having to sign up to WordPress?


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Re: Mayo Dark Sky Festival 2016
« Reply #2 on: 09:38:15, 07 September, 2016 »
You mean - Google is quite friendly  ;)
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