The IAA will be holding another public astronomy outreach event, this time at a new dark sky venue, the visitor’s centre at Slieve Gullion Forest Park, near the village of Meigh, SW of Newry.
VENUE: Visitors Centre, Slieve Gullion Forest Park. •Signposted off B113 from Newry to Forkhill, past the village of Meigh. It has nice dark skies. The entrance is at N 54 deg 6′ 36.5″; W: 6 deg 24′ 19″
•Café in the VC for hot refreshments. Come along if you can, bring a portable telescope if you have one.
This event will begin at 6.00, and finish by about 9.30 – 10.00, depending on weather.
We will have our usual selection of telescopes and binoculars for observing (or on display of cloudy), an exhibition including meteorites, and a public lecture.
All are welcome, and admission is free.
Hot refreshments will be provided.