Observing Program Division Upcoming Event – Newgrange Solstice Sunrise
Newgrange, an archaeoastronomical site located in the Boyne Valley, Ireland is a tomb built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC (making it older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids). It was built to celebrate the solstice sunrise. Not planning to travel to Ireland? Then this is the next best thing.
Here are links to the Newgrange solstice sunrise livestream three-day event. This livestream from Newgrange is something not to be missed. The events begin at 3:45 am Eastern Time. (8:45 UTC)
The Office of Public Works (OPW), in partnership with the National Monuments Services (NMS) of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is delighted to announce that it will once again live-stream the Winter Solstice Sunrise from within the chamber at the Neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange. This phenomenal event can be viewed live each morning from the 20th to 22nd December on gov.ie/opw and heritageireland.ie
Thanks to Bob Kerr, Binocular Double Star Coordinator, for bringing the details of this event to our attention.