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Join us in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy as we celebrate our dark skies with talks, workshops, walks, exhibitions and performances

"Let us raise children who can name more stars in the sky than stars on the screen"

2022 speakers, performers and exhibitors...

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Freelance Illustrator, Visual Communicator & Sketchnote Artist

Rae Goddard

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Head Guide, WIld Nephin Ballycroy National Park

Michael Chambers

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Theoretical Physicist and Astrophotographer

Josh Mathews

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Sports Psychologist and Rower

Dr. Karen Weekes

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Sports Psychologist and Rower

Rebecca Senior

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Biodiversity Researcher

Colin Guilfoyle

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Fiona Gryson and Berginald Rash

Closing Event - Music with Dathanna

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Head of Research at Munster Technological University and Head of BCO

Niall Smith

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Cellist

Patrick Dexter Cello

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Surf, Wildlife and Astro photographer

Aisling McGuire

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Writer and Broadcaster

Brian Harvey

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Botanist and Broadcaster

Éanna ní Lamhna

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Director, Vatican Observatory

Guy Consolmagno

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Professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics

Sera Markoff

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Professor of Biodiversity & Conservation, University of Exeter

Kevin Gaston

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Newport Astronomy Club

Derek Dempsey FRAS

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Chasseurs de Nuits

Franck Séguin

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Senior Science Advisor ESA

Mark McCaughrean

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Lighting Designer

Kerem Asfuroglu