What’s On?

Here are our dome shows on from January – March 2024.

Astronaut George  

10.30am

Astronaut George is a perfect introduction to the planets in our Solar System for pre-school kids. During this full-dome show George investigates the best planet to live on and the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System. But will he find any alien friends to play with? Join us and find out in this inter-planetary adventure! 

Find the trailer here.

Perfect Little Planet  

11am

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our Solar System through a new 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 down 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?  

In a relaxed dome show loud noises and music will be turned down with reduced audience numbers.

Find the trailer here.

Our Solar System

12pm & 3pm

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.

Look up! A Night Sky Tour 

1pm

Produced by Armagh Observatory and Planetarium “Look Up!” is a seasonal tour around the night sky as seen from Ireland. Let our presenters guide you through the beautiful objects and constellations seen at this time of year. This show is ideal for anyone starting out in astronomy or interested in learning about what can be seen in the night sky. 

Find the trailer here.

Birth of Planet Earth 

2pm

“Birth of Planet Earth” tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. The film explores some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth. 

Find the trailer here.

We are Guardians  

4pm

We Are Guardians: How satellites can help us save the planet. 

The world, its peoples and environments are connected and interdependent. From the smallest bacteria to the largest ocean whale; there exists a link between all things. In a world out of balance, We Are Guardians looks at how ecosystems are intrinsically connected and with the increasing use of Satellite Monitoring, examines the links between human activities and climate change. 

Find the trailer here.

Capcom Go!

4pm on the last Sunday of the Month

Come and view this show which has been translated into BSL and ISL. 

CapCom Go is an immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo programme and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges that were overcome and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future! 

Find the trailer here.

Pink Floyd – Music Dome Show

Pink Floyd’s iconic album “The Dark Side of the Moon” is 50 years old having sold 50 million copies since its launch in 1973. To celebrate the anniversary join us in the dome for a brand-new fulldome music experience and listen to the album set to stunning 360° visuals of our Solar System and beyond.

This fulldome music experience uses the latest audio remastering by James Guthrie and Joel Plante of das boot recording. The 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.

Please Note: This spectacular fulldome film is inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, and will contain non-astronomy content. Recommended for those aged over 16. Parental guidance is advised as it contains infrequent use of strong language. The show also has some flashing images and visuals which may cause a sensation of movement.

Please check here for upcoming dates.

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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