This state-of-the-art planetarium is a fantastic place for kids with an interest in science and astronomy. The digital projection system, which has 3D elements, is impressive. Shows with dramatic, spacey titles such as “Beyond the Blue” or “Edge of Darkness,” full of crashes and zooms and loud space facts, run every weekday afternoon (usually at 1 or 2pm); on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm, shows range from the gentle 15-minute “Astronaut George,” aimed at very young children, to documentaries on constellations and astronomers. Note: All seats must be booked in advance, and you must arrive 30 minutes before start time to pick up your tickets. During summer (and other school vacation periods) there’s usually a full program every day. Outside the planetarium, take a stroll around the Astropark, filled with scale models of planets. You’ll pass the 200-year-old Armagh Observatory (still a working observatory and not open to the public).
County Armagh› Attraction
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
College Hill, Armagh, Co. Armagh, BT61 9DB
Our Rating Hours Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Closed Sun Phone 028/3752-3689 Prices Admission to show and exhibition area £6 adults; £5 seniors and children; £20 families Web site Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Other Closed Sunday.
MapCollege Hill, Armagh, Co. Armagh, BT61 9DB County Armagh
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