Beaghmore stone circle. Wikimedia Commons. Image credit Alun Salt

The Mid-Ulster Mail reported on Monday, 9 January that –

THE ancient megalithic site of Beaghmore near Cookstown is to become a unique observatory with a day of free BBC Stargazing. Astronomers from Armagh Observatory and archaeologists from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) will be hosting the Stargazing Live Universe Awareness (UNAWE) activities at the fascinating Beaghmore Stone Circles regarded as the best Dark-Sky site in Northern Ireland. The event which will also run at An Creagan is to be held on Wednesday 18th January 2012.

This is an international astronomy outreach programme funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme. You don’t need any experience or equipment to give astronomy a go!

More here.