Where to find Ireland’s Dark Skies?

Where to find Ireland’s Dark Skies?

Since 2001, naturally dark places have been under the protection of the International Dark-sky Association. Based in Tucson, Arizona, this non-profit organisation was established to protect the night sky for present and future generations to enjoy. Thus over 150...
Back Garden Stargazing

Back Garden Stargazing

Here’s a few helpful tips to finding your way around the night sky: The North Star (‘Polaris’) is positioned directly above the North Pole. Sailors have used it to navigate for centuries. The Plough looks a bit like a saucepan. If you draw an imaginary line from...
Here comes the Night

Here comes the Night

As summer draws to an end and the darker evenings start to draw in, it is sometimeseasy to forget that wildlife is still all around us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenwe close our doors and curtains, and are busy on our smart phones or tablets it issometimes hard...
Above us only Sky

Above us only Sky

Throughout civilisation, the stars have inspired artists, scientists, explorers, writers and musicians the world over. Those of us who walk the hills at night already appreciate the beauty of a naturally starry sky. How many times has your night navigation session...