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    Mayo Dark Skies: Protecting our Heritage

    Date :  24 August, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Venue :  Friends of Mayo Dark Skies - Mulranny Park Hotel 

    Admission :  Admission Free

    Booking :  Booking Required

    Contact :  

    Web Link :  www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/preserving-night-sky-heritage

    Access & Parking :  Suitable for Children under 12 - Wheelchair Access (Full) - No Car Parking Available

    Description :  Ireland's leading expert, Prof. Brian Espey of TCD Astrophysics Dept, will speak about light pollution in Ireland and how we can solve this problem and retain the natural heritage of our night skies.

    In 2016 Mayo Dark Sky Park received a gold tier International award for the quality of its night skies, free from light pollution. We have invited Ireland's leading expert, Prof. Brian Espey to speak about light pollution in Ireland and how we can solve this problem without compromising safety or lighting concerns.Our nightscape is disappearing rapidly, yet it is a valuable asset; preserving it helps us save energy, enhances our biodiversity and benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.

    Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

    Welcome to Mayo Dark Sky Park. Mayo is now home to Ireland’s first International Dark Sky Park, showcasing some of the darkest, most pristine skies in the world.

    Where the darkest skies reveal the brightest stars.

    CONTACT INFO

    Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre,
    National Parks & Wildlife Service,
    Ballycroy Village,
    Co. Mayo

    +353 (0)98 49 888



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