Reopening Saturday 26 June 2021
Never before has the night sky looked – or sounded – as magnificent as when viewed at Northern Ireland’s only Planetarium. Immerse yourself in a unique experience which is quite simply ‘out of this world’,
In the Planetarium’s amazing Digital Theatre you can relax and enjoy a 3-D StarDome show that’s not to be missed. Experience our planet and beyond; touring the night sky, discovering some of the myths behind the star constellations and exploring black holes and cosmic chemistry.
The Observatory is located together with Armagh Planetarium in approximately 14 acres of attractive, landscaped gardens known as the Armagh Astropark. The Armagh Observatory, founded in 1789 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich scientific heritage.
Open all year round during daylight hours, a walk through the Astropark is a stroll through the Universe. The Astropark features a scale model of the Solar System in which every three paces corresponds to 100 million km in space. Close to the main Observatory building are two sundials, historic telescopes and telescope domes, the innovative sonic art installation “aroundNorth” and the Human Orrery, the first of its kind in the world.