What’s On?

Here is a summary of dome shows playing now and what’s coming soon! 

Please note there are reduced show screenings during term time. Check show availability here

Our Wee Planets

10.30am (July and August)

Brand New Show **Launching 2nd July 2024**

Join us in our dome this summer as we explore just what makes each of the planets in our Solar System special. From the biggest to the tiniest planet, there are lots of special talents to see! This specially designed presenter-led show produced in-house by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is designed for Preschool aged children. Duration 15 mins.

Accidental Astronauts 

11am (July and August)

Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system, follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon, see a solar storm and gain a new appreciation of our home planet.

**Relaxed shows on 14th, 28th July and 25th Aug**

Find the trailer here

Our Solar System 

12pm (July and August)

Have you ever wondered what is in our Solar System? In this interactive show, produced by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, you can sit back, relax and enjoy an out of this world tour of the Solar System we call home. See the planets up close, safely gaze at the Sun, and let your presenter guide you to where you want to go! 

Find the trailer here

Tales of a Time Traveler

1pm (July and August)

Time travel like never imagined! Explore ancient civilizations. Witness the birth of the universe. Journey to the edge of a black hole. In Tales of a Time Traveler, you will discover that time is not so easily defined. Time is illusive, impossible to hold. It can’t be owned. It can’t be stopped. Time travel surrounds you – from the biological clock in your brain and the changing shadows on a sundial, to the history of life on Earth. Then the story expands to the lives of stars, the time scale of the Big Bang, and the distortion of time by gravity.

Narrated by David Tennant

Find the trailer here

Our Night Sky

2pm (July and August)

New Show! 

Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered ‘what is that star called?’ or ‘how many constellations are there?’ Created and produced by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, this interactive show will showcase the best of our night sky! It will showcase all our seasonal skies offer and let you ask all your stargazing questions.  

Perfect Little Planet

3pm (July and August)

Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda.

Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

Find the trailer here

We are Aliens

4pm (July and August) – Except Fridays (see Music Show Fridays below)

Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? We Are Aliens takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.

Narrated by Rupert Grint.

Find the trailer here


Music Show Fridays

4pm every Friday (July and August)

Queen: From Mercury with Love
This spectacular show takes ten of Queen’s greatest hits and sets them to incredible visuals. Find the trailer here

Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (50th Anniversary Special)
This fulldome film was produced by NSC Creative who worked with Aubrey Powell, Pink Floyd’s creative director, to set the 10 tracks to the visuals. NB: Recommended for those aged over 16. Parental guidance is advised as it contains infrequent use of strong language. Find the trailer here

Planets 360: The Holst Music Experience
This show is a re-imagining of Composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets orchestral suite. It uses the awe-inspiring fulldome format to create a sonically driven and immersive experience. Find the trailer here

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium would like to thank and acknowledge the National Space Centre, Leicester, Department for Communities and National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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