From Iain Todd of Sky at Night Magazine;
Mention the Antrim coast to anyone who’s ever visited Northern Ireland and they’ll likely think of the Giant’s Causeway and the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
What they might not know is that the area is one of the best places in Northern Ireland for stargazing, with Carrick-a-Rede itself having been classified as Dark Sky Discovery Site in 2014.
The north coast has some of the darkest night skies in County Antrim – on the island of Ireland, even – and stargazing sessions are often held locally by the local Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society in tandem with the National Trust.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!