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At our 2020 virtual festival, we hosted eleven talks that brought to life the magic of our natural dark skies and how important they are for science, culture and the environment.

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

2020 speakers

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Warrumbungle National Park, Australia

Marnie Ogg

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2020 Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing

Dara McAnulty

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National Museum of Country Life

Clodagh Doyle

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Vincent Wildlife Trust

Kate McAney

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Chasseurs de Nuit

Franck Séguin and Jessica C. Garreau

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Space Art Travel Bureau

Tyler Nordgren

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Lighting Designer

Kerem Asfuroglu

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Irish Astronomical Association

OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory

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Head Guide, WIld Nephin Ballycroy National Park

Michael Chambers

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Botanist and Broadcaster

Éanna ní Lamhna

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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Niall Smith

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Astronomer-at-Large, Australia

Fred Watson

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Science Ireland

Declan Holmes