A new £1.2 million dark sky park and observatory stargazing visitor experience is scheduled to open in Co. Tyrone on Saturday October 17.
Located in Davagh Forest in the foothills of Co. Tyrone's Sperrin Mountains, OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory will feature an exhibition that uses touch screens, binoculars, mini-telescopes and interpretative panels to allow visitors explore to the Solar System.
Virtual Reality And Special Events
Visitors will also be able to use virtual reality headsets to witness the birth of a star and the Aurora Borealis, and a 14-inch LX600 Meade telescope on the observatory's first floor will be used for special stargazing events and VIP tours.
Outdoor Film Screening
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Additionally, the venue's night-time experience will include an outdoor film screening that either speeds the audience from urban lights into the vastness of the universe or swoops them through an ancient forest, under the fast-flowing Broughderg River before they soar into the sky.
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