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Dark Skies in Cavan Burren Park

October 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Terry Moseley, of the Irish Astronomical Association on a Dark Sky Safari in the pristine dark skies of Cuilcagh Mountain Park in Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark. Learn about the best-known constellations, such as Orion the Mighty Hunter, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, and Ursa Major the Great Bear, containing the well-known Plough, and how to find the North Star. See our own galaxy, the glorious Milky Way, and some of its most fascinating highlights, such as the beautiful star cluster, the Pleiades or Seven Sisters; the Orion Nebula, where stars and planets are being born as we watch; the Red Supergiant Betelgeuse which is bigger that the orbit of the Earth round the Sun and which will one day end its life in a stupendous supernova explosion and beautiful double stars.  You will also have the opportunity to see Saturn through a telescope.

In the event of extremely cloudy weather, we will be able to explore the night sky with the assistance of a PowerPoint presentation

 

Details

Date:
October 6, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://cuilcaghlakelands.org/event/dark-skies-at-cuilcagh-geodiversity-day/

Organizer

Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark
Phone
+353 (0)71 9853692
Email
info@cuilcaghlakelands.org
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Venue

Cavan Burren Park
Burren
Blacklion, Cavan Ireland
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Phone
+353 (0)71 9853692
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