We are absolutely delighted to add a new name to our list of world-class speakers at the Mayo Dark Sky Festival 27-29 October...
Dr. Luis Roberto Flores Castillo is a distinguished researcher who has participated in the ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus) experiment with CERN in Switzerland.
He is also recognised for his participation in the discovery of the Higgs Boson, often called the “God particle”.
In 2012 he was acknowledged with the Top Research Prize by the Mexican So
The Festival team will launch this year's formal programme of events NEXT WEEK, with details on all events - venues, duration, pricing, transport etc. Those on our mailing list will get advance notification and a link to our online booking site, so make sure to sign up for our mailing list SOON! #news
Professor Michael Burton, director of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, is one of the world-class speakers at our upcoming festival, and he will be talking about the important role that Ireland has played in the birth of astrophysics, including the first detailed images of objects such as the Whirlpool and Crab nebulae made by the Third Earl of Rosse with the Leviathan at Birr (the largest telescope in the world for 72 years), He will then bring things right up to date
Our brand new website goes live today! The festival team would like to thank Brian Wilson and Steve Hanley for their kindness and generosity in allowing us to use their stunning night time photos taken in and around Mayo Dark Sky Park. We are so looking forward to the festival 27-29 October and hope you will join us! The full programme with timings, venues and prices will be published next week, but in the meantime do join our MAILING LIST #news #website
The renowned and highly respected architect and environmentalist Duncan Stewart will open the 2017 Mayo Dark Sky Festival on 27th October 2017. "I very much look forward to observing the night sky in West Mayo, unspoilt by light pollution" he said.
Just some of the feedback we received following the 2016 Festival... "Congratulations for arranging an excellent collection of speakers and topics at this event; it was an excellent event, and well attended by both visiting amateur astronomers, and locals. Congrats also to Georgia McMillan for getting the Dark Sky Park initiative under way and seeing it through to completion. Thanks also to Stephen Kershaw of Ktec Telescopes who donated a telescope as the major prize for the