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    International Dark Sky Week 22-28th April 2017

     To celebrate International Dark Sky Week 2017 (22-28th April) there are lots of events planned in the Mayo Dark Sky Park area. Exciting events are taking place in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy throughout the week and hopefully we will see you there.

    FREE INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK EVENTS IN MAYO

    Title:  A Little Night Art – Pauline McSorley & Deirdre Kelleghan

    Description:  An evening connecting art and philosophy with astronomy and our night skies with artist Pauline McSorley and Deirdre Kelleghan (Astronomical artist, Astronomer & Educator)

    Date:  Wednesday 26th April

    Venue:  7.30pm – Mulranny Community Centre

     

    Title:  Wellbeing & Community on the Dark Sky Island of Sark – Ada Blair

    Description:  Edinburgh based psychotherapist & eco-psychologist Ada Blairvisits Mayo for the first time as part of International Dark Sky Week. Her talk will explore the positive impact on community wellbeing that dark skies offer

    Date:  Thursday 27th April

    Venue:  6.00pm – GMIT Mayo (Castlebar Campus)

     

    Title:  Measuring the Heavens – Newport Astronomy Club

    Description:  A talk from Newport Astronomy Club’s Derek Dempsey on the work of Edmund Halley in measuring astronomical distances & the first global scientific project.

    Date:  Thursday 27th April

    Venue:  8.00pm - Gráinne Uaile, Newport

     

    Title:  Wellbeing & Community on the Dark Sky Island of Sark – Ada Blair

    Description:  Edinburgh based psychotherapist & eco-psychologist Ada Blairvisits Mayo for the first time as part of International Dark Sky Week. Her talk will explore the positive impact on community wellbeing that dark skies offer

    Date:  Friday 28th April

    Venue:  7.30pm – Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre

     

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    Download pdf of events here : Dark-Sky-Week-2017_Events.pdf

     

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    Ballycroy Village,
    Co. Mayo

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