Observing at Delamont Country Park with Irish Astro Association

Friday 16th February 2018 from 19:00pm to Saturday 17th February 2018 23:00pm

Delamont Country Park Campsite

Downpatrick Road, Killyleagh, BT30 9TZ


Join the members of the Irish Astronomical Association for this one of their regular monthly observing sessions at their favourite dark sky location Delamont Country Park Campsite. These sessions are designed to cater for everyone no matter their experience and all ages are welcome.

Note that these events only go ahead when the weather is clear and operate on a "first clear night" basis.  It is important to check with the event organisers that this event is indeed going ahead as it may be rescheduled to the following weekend if the weather forecast is poor.

Wear warm clothing and take along something hot to eat and drink! Sometimes there's even a bacon and bangers fry up before the skies darken!

- This event is weather dependent and will only take place if the skies are clear enough for observing. It is therefore necessary to check the weather forecast and confirm with the event organisers that this event is going ahead.

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Irish Astronomical Association who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Irish Astronomical Association directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 16th February 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Delamont Country Park Campsite on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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