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Armagh Observatory - About

Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, Armagh Observatory is currently the base for 25 astronomers, who study Stellar Astrophysics, Earth’s climate, Solar System astronomy, and the Sun.

This modern astronomical research institute is located next to Armagh Planetarium and its grounds is known as the Armagh Astropark. Here you can see features such as the ‘hypercube’, a scaled model of the Solar System, the Hill of Infinity and the Human Orrery, which provides an interesting investigation of planetary motion.

A visit to the Observatory, along with the Astropark and Planetarium, is an ideal day out for families and here you will find yourself taking a walk through the very Universe.

The walk through the Astropark, Grounds and Human Orrery is free and open during daylight hours, however if you are interested you can make an appointment to have a guided tour for a group.

Prices

Group Tours £8 per person
*The walk through the Astropark, Grounds and Human Orrery is free

Opening Times

The walk through the Astropark, Grounds and Human Orrery is open during daylight hours.
If you are interested in a group tour you need to book an appointmet.

Details

Address:
Armagh Observatory,
College Hill,
Armagh,
BT61 9DG

Telephone:(028) 3752 2928

Email: info@arm.ac.uk

Website:
star.arm.ac.uk