Exhibition in Ballycroy

What a treat! Franck Seguin of Chasseurs de Nuits brings his exhibition (which premiered at the Nightscapades Festival in France in early 2018) to Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Vistor Centre. The advent of new technology in printing has made photography accessible to all. Photographic printers, by superimposing thin layers of ink successively, give a relief and texture to photographs, making them ‘visible’. This means that visually impaired and blind people, as well as sighted, can all now ‘visualise’ the planets and stars. This exhibition (which premiered at the Nighscapades event in Lourdes France in April 2018), invites you to discover our solar system with your fingertips. From

Meet our latest speaker

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Niall Smith to the line-up for this year's festival. Niall has been Head of Research at Cork Institute of Technology since 2005. He is also founder member and Principal Scientist at Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) in Cork. The Observatory houses a robotic observatory alongside Ireland’s first interactive science centre based on the theme of Life in the Universe. Dr. Smith’s research interests include optical searches for extrasolar planets using telescopes on a number of sites in both the northern and southern hemispheres. As a central figure at BCO, he is very interested in encouraging more of the population, young and old, to gain a better insight into th

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Derek Dempsey of Newport Astronomy Club, talking about the club and the Mayo Dark Sky Festival

18 August 2018

Georgia MacMillan of Friends of Mayo Dark Skies, talking about Mayo Dark Sky Park and the impact of light pollution

18 August 2018

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