Every community has its best local place for seeing the stars on a clear night. In an urban area this could be a park, a playing field or some other open space. In a rural area, it might be somewhere that is a short walk or drive from a village.
A Dark Sky Discovery Site is a place that helps local people, visitors, schools and groups to enjoy the night sky.
The Sites are publicised on the website www.darkskydiscovery.org.uk and as the list of nominations grows a network of good local stargazing sites will take shape.
The area to the north of the Mooragh Park was nominated and accepted as a Dark Sky Discovery Site in 2014, and is one of 26 such sites officially recognised on the Isle of Man which has now become the best place to stargaze in the British Isles. (Awarded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council)
More information about Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Island can be found at http://www.visitisleofman.com/placestovisit/darkskysites/darkskies.xml