Brendan Owens

    Sunday 11th April 2021 @ 7pm

    'The Star on Our Doorstep' with astronomer Brendan Owens

    While the night sky in dark sky locations has thousands of stars on show to the naked eye, the star we can explore best dominates the daytime sky instead: our Sun. Join astronomer Brendan Owens on a whirlwind voyage across time and space to hear how humans have built up their understanding of the Sun. From object of worship to finding out how a star works and discovering its complex effects felt on planet Earth, it’s a slow-burn tale of scientific discovery!

    About Brendan

    Brendan Owens is a passionate science communicator with a keen interest in and knowledge of astronomy and physics. Currently Astronomer Emeritus for the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Open Science Coordinator at Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin, Brendan prides himself on weaving fascinating stories to share his passion for science with school and public audiences alike.

    @brendan_owens (Twitter),
    @brendan.owens3 (Instagram)

    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.


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

    +353 (0)98 49 888