Davagh Dark Sky Observatory (Postponed)
Date & Time

7 April 2020
18:15

Location

Queen’s University Belfast, The Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Belfast BT7 1NN
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Price

Free

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Davagh Dark Sky Observatory (Postponed)

Lecture
Date & Time

7 April 2020
18:15

Location

Queen’s University Belfast, The Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Belfast BT7 1NN
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Price

Free

Availability POSTPONED

Due to concerns relating to the Covid-19 epidemic, this event has been postponed.

This presentation will explain the background to Northern Ireland’s first Dark Sky Observatory and its pending international accreditation with the IDA (International Dark Sky Association).

The client will outline why the site in Davagh Forest was selected for the project and the project’s objectives. 

The design team will explain how they developed a bespoke design in an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) and how the extensive environmental issues were addressed. 

Finally, the contractor will speak about the challenges in building within an ASSI. 

Speaker

Mary McKeown & Charmain Bell (Mid Ulster District Council, Client)

Mary and Charmain have been heavily involved in promoting tourism for Mid Ulster District Council and this latest project builds on recently completed and successful projects in the Mid-Ulster area. 

The new Dark Sky Observatory is the first in Northern Ireland and only one of a few across the UK. 

The project has linkages with the nearby Neolithic stone circle site at Beaghmore, dating back several thousand years.

Jason Arthur (ARCEN, Architects & Structural Engineers)

Jason is Architectural Director at ARCEN and responsible for all architectural design work. He designed and managed the Davagh project from inception to completion. 

Jason strives to deliver high quality and meticulously designed buildings to exceed a client’s expectation. 

Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd, Main Contractor

Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd has a long-established history stretching back to 1961 when the company was originally founded in Castlederg, County Tyrone. Since then company has grown steadily to become one of the leading medium sized contractors in Northern Ireland.

Additional Attendee Information

Tea will be served at the venue from 17:30.



Parking located within the QUB complex and to the rear of the main building.



For more information please contact [email protected].

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Laura Killeen