Astronomy: The best observatories in Ireland

Astronomy: The best observatories in Ireland

Thanks to the dark night sky in Europe, there are many star-gazing centers on the island.

I.On a clear night in Ireland, thanks to the darkness of the sky, more than 4,000 stars can be seen Bright, find some planets and separate See the Milky Way, meteorites and even moons, All with the naked eye. The island of Ireland is proud Trey International Dark Sky Places, Approved sites that ensure a certain level of darkness or sky quality. It’s an important number to consider There are only 80 official official posts on the entire planet.

The latest addition is the OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory In Northern Ireland, its name is inspired by the sound of the universe. Recently opened, it is located Forresta de Dawag In County Tyrone. It is intended for monitoring, presenting on-site accommodation and offers Unusual view of the night sky.

The state-of-the-art technology and equipment at the Observatory are different from those of ancient Begmore Stone circles within walking distance, at the foot of the Spirin Mountains. The Observatory suggests this Stars and stones, A unique tour Through the stories of both. But what Other sites For astronomical observation in Ireland?

OM Dark Sky Park Observatory. Photo: Donal Moloney. Via Ireland Tourism.

Le Dark Sky Reserve

Many tourists are drawn to County Kerry for day views, But a kaleidoscope of colors at night still gives different views. To Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve There is peace all around. Here, in addition to enjoying the night sky, the visitor can choose With a guide to discovering astronomy, As well as the legends of the sky and the facts hidden behind the stars Outdoor door predictions of planets and galaxies.

Night sky enthusiasts will also love the Mayo International Dark Sky Park, This includes Wild Atlantic Way with Wild Nephine Wilderness in Balikroy National Park. The park offers areas dedicated to astronomers for observing the stars in the sky.

There is also a visitor center And an exhibition space, it hopes Mayo Dark Sky Festival May walk again next October.

Other sites

In addition to internationally recognized sites, There are many Other special places To appreciate the stars and place on the island of Ireland. Sunset on the peninsula Head of sheep in County Cork They are followed by starry nights.

It is also possible to escape from light pollution To places like Wicklow Mountains National Park Nellie Ancient East of Ireland, Or going to the middle of the seaRathlin Island On the shores of County Antrim, in one of them Three Six Islands On the shores of County Galway.

You can also see the stars from the famous Causeway Coastal Path. Has an official official website Dark Sky Discovery A Carrick-A-Red e Larrybain It is well recognized for its low light pollution level and good public access. This is the perfect place Views of the Milky Way, night photography and the opportunity to see the northern lights.

Source: Ireland Tourism.

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