The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is Northern Ireland’s leading astronomical research and education facility. It offers visitors a unique experience which makes it “the place for space”.
In the Planetarium’s Digital Full Dome Theatre you can sit back, relax and experience the wonders of our Universe. Take a tour of the night sky, and discover how our scientific research has impacted the field of astronomy.
Explore our exhibition area and learn more about the rich heritage of both the Armagh Observatory and the Armagh Planetarium. Look Closer and get to know the depth of our scientific research with hands on activities and workshops. You can also touch Ireland’s largest meteorite! Relax and discover the wonders of space in our Sensory Space.
Take a stroll around our Astropark, which is 14 acres of attractive, landscaped grounds. Discover the scale models of the Solar System and the Universe and a wide range of flora and fauna. Of particular interest are the Human Orrery, two sundials, and historic telescopes and telescope domes.
The Armagh Observatory, founded in 1789 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, is a modern scientific research institute with a rich heritage. Our astronomers are researching Solar-System Astronomy, Solar Physics, Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics, and Solar System Earth relationships. It maintains the longest daily climate series in the UK and Ireland, and one of the longest from a single site in the world. You can marvel at the beautiful Georgian architecture and for a closer look, group tours of the Observatory are available. Contact our team for further details.
Pre-booking is essential for a visit. For opening times, dome show times, bookings and events please visit www.armagh.space or call (028) 3752 3689.