Our Place in Space | Tour the Solar System with Belfast Hills Partnership
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Our Place in Space | Tour the Solar System with Belfast Hills Partnership

Divis and the Black Mountain, Belfast

Admission: Free

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Join our tour guides and the Belfast Hills Partnership as they guide you on a journey around some of the solar system on Divis and Black Mountain taking in this beautiful landscape.

These guided tours are a great activity for the entire family to learn more about the Belfast Hills Partnership, explore the solar system, and get the steps up!

Messages from Mission Control:

  • Each tour will have a different duration and take in different trails along the mountain (See below date and durations)

  • All activities are weather dependent and may change subject to the forecast.

  • All tours begin at the upper car park next to the cafe.

  • Please wear appropriate moon boots and clothing for the weather and terrain giving consideration to the fact that the weather conditions may change suddenly.

  • You will receive an email prior to your activity date with any updates that will affect your booking.

Weekend Tours

11 June from 9.30am–1pm. (10 km hike of all trails)

12 June from 10am–2pm. (Lough View and Divis trail)

18 June from 10am–11.30am. (Lough View and Divis trail)

9 July from 9.30am–1pm. (10 km hike of all trails)

10 July from 10am–11.30am. (Lough View and Divis trail)

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Evening Tours

14 June, 6pm–6.40pm (Lough View trail (all abilities and family friendly)

21 June, 8.30pm–10.30pm (Summer solstice tour of Lough View and Divis trails)

30 June, 7pm–8.30pm (Lough View and Divis trail)

5 July, 8pm–9pm (Lough View trail)

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So, what exactly is Our Place in Space?

Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme.

Read more about it, signup to the newsletter and generally be wowed via the Our Place in Space website.

Our Place in Space
is one of 10 projects commissioned for the Unboxed: Creativity in the UK 2022.

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