Thing to Do Category: Museums and Galleries
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Armagh Planetarium is a world-renowned astronomical educational establishment. Established in 1968 to complement the research work of Armagh Observatory, its purpose is to bring astronomy and related sciences to a wider audience. The Planetarium is a multifaceted organisation dedicated to astronomy education for all levels, from nursery through to retirement age. It is the Planetarium’s unique ability to adapt to changing audience needs that have enabled it to stay at the forefront of science education since its formation.
On-site activities include interactive workshops on a variety of subjects such as rocket building, meteorite impacts, solar viewing and space robots as well as other science topics such as dinosaurs and electricity. Regular telescope nights are held during the year when members of the public can visit us and use Ireland’s largest public telescope to view some of the breathtaking sights in the night sky. An extensive range of space related products can also be found in the Planetarium’s shop. The shop caters for all levels and abilities, from children’s toys through to educational resources for teachers.
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