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Armagh Planetarium is the longest running planetarium in the British Isles. The planetarium was opened in 1968 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Planetarium

Armagh Planetarium is the longest running planetarium in the British Isles. The planetarium was opened in 1968 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. The Planetarium is equipped with a state-of-the art digital projector system providing an immersive experience under the full dome.

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Human Orrery

Armagh Observatory’s Human Orrery provides a unique investigation of planetary motion. It is also fun to use with the capacity to present fundamental ideas in astronomy, mathematics and space science to as wide an audience as possible.

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Augmented Reality

Have you ever wanted to walk on the moon like Neil Armstrong? Have you ever wanted to wander between the planets in our solar system? With our new Augmented Reality capabilities, you can!

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Exhibition Area

Would you like to touch a real meteorite? Spin the clouds of Neptune? Create your own solar system, or perhaps a black hole? Our recently refreshed exhibition area features all of that and more: the history of astronomy in Armagh, the Solar System, stars, galaxies… Our new Sensory Room provides a fun yet relaxing area for discovering the wonders of space, and the PufferSphere displays invite you to take your own tour of the planets or of the wonders of the Earth.

Astropark

The Astropark is a scale model of the Universe, brought down to Earth in a beautiful natural setting. As you journey through the park you will get to interact with a scale model of the Solar System.

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Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Visit of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium grounds and buildings!

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Café

Just inside the Planetarium reception doors we have our Café ! Pop in for an out of this world coffee and snack.

Weather Station

Our weather station within the grounds of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has been keeping weather records for over 200 years!

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