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Winter Solstice Festival 2019 – Stargazing and Indoor Planetarium

Winter Solstice Festival 2019 – Stargazing and Indoor Planetarium

The winter solstice is when the northern hemisphere of the Earth reaches the point of maximum tilt away from the Sun, this causes us to have our shortest day and therefore longest night.  When is a better time to learn about the stars in the sky? We will be starting in St Mary’s Primary School in Mullaghbawn with an inflatable planetarium. The planetarium shows take you on a 45 minute journey through the universe.  Spaces are limited within the planetarium, so booking is essential.

If you don’t get booked into the planetarium, wrap up warm, grab a torch and join the Irish Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing in Bluebell Lane Glamping.  There will be the opportunity to look through telescopes, learn about the constellations in the sky and hear some of the stories about the characters they represent with a chance to enjoy some hot chocolate and roast marshmallows.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page the day of the event for any key updates.

The event is part of the Mourne Gullion Strangford proposed UNESCO Global Geopark activity Programme

Event Details

Winter Solstice Festival 2019 – Stargazing and Indoor Planetarium takes place on October 5, 2019.
It starts at 18:45 and ends at 21:00.

Event Location

St Mary's Primary School, 17 Maphoner Rd, Mullaghbawn, Newry BT35 9TP and Bluebell Lane Glamping, 49 Tullymacreeve Rd, Mullaghbawn, Newry BT35 9RE.

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