Space Week at Ballycroy Vistor Centre

This event is over.

Date:Wednesday October 4 2023

Time:10:00 - 18:00
Other than 2 scheduled events 6th Oct at 11.30am or 8th Oct at 6pm, the Visitor Centre is open and welcomes a drop in free visit.

Location:Mayo Dark Sky Park / Ballycroy Visitor Centre of Wild Nephin National Park, Ballycroy

SPACE WEEK 2023 | From 4th – 10th October!

Head to Ballycroy Visitor Centre Wild Nephin National Park – Páirc Náisiúnta Néifinne Fiáine There is something for everyone from Outer Space to Inner Space….

DROP in for Space Crafts; an astronauts guide to Space all you need to know and do to get ready for lift off! (Crafts for families on site or to take away)

Be an ASTRONAUT (for a Photo anyway!)

Follow the “OUR PLACE IN SPACE” signs for an Orbit of Tóchar Daithí Bán.

PLANET CHAMPIONS Workshop – Friday 6th October – 11.30am with Declan Holmes of Science Ireland (Limited places).
We will look at the problem of climate change by exploring how our activities create excessive greenhouse gases. We will explore the science behind our changing climate by launching hot air balloons and making infrared waves in the audience. The aim of the workshop is to show the solutions to the climate crisis and to make changes in our lives for a better future.

CELESTIAL BODIES – Sunday 8th October 6pm (Pre-Booking Essential)National Space Week is a poignant reminder to celebrate the wonders and realities of our Universe.A key factor in finding connection to the cosmos, and appreciating and preserving our perspectives towards Space, begins with a very subtle ebbing of an inner journey home. It is with this in mind, and our National Park standards, which include the provision for Spiritual and Scientific visitor opportunities, that we welcome you to a meditative voyage of exploration and consideration.

Join us on Sunday 8th October in Ballycroy Visitor’s Centre from 6-7pm for a softening and soulful journey to Inner Space.
Booking Essential as places are limited to a small cluster of 8.

Call Ballycroy Visitor Centre: 098 49888 to make a booking for this event.