A stunning Georgian building, part of Archbishop Robinson’s grand vision for a university in Armagh, the Armagh Observatory has a continuous history of astronomical research from its beginnings in 1790 to the present day.
This tour will take you on a historic journey to our Georgian beginnings and outline the Observatory’s place both in Armagh and in the UK at large. Join the guide on an exploration of the telescopes and other instruments that put Armagh on the global map for astronomy, and hear about the first Directors and their stories. The tour will cover the period from 1790 and until the end of the Victorian era. This means you will also be able to see the beautiful 10-inch Grubb telescope installed in 1885, which was pivotal for making a fundamental astronomical catalogue that is still used by scientists today.
Adult – £15.00
Child (over 10) – £13.50
Saturday 26th November at 1pm & 3pm
Sunday 27th November at 1pm & 3pm
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