Observatory in County Armagh

Do you love everything in space? Then you will enjoy The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium! Learn lots of facts inside the centre which boasts a large range of sculptures and facts, and discover more about astronomy on a private guided tour of the observatory. Highlights include behind-the-scenes access to the historic Armagh telescopes, including the 1795 Troughton and 1885 Grubb equatorial telescopes, as well as learning about the current science conducted at the Observatory.

What space museums can I visit in Armagh?

The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is Northern Ireland's leading astronomical research and education facility. Visitors will experience a fun and educational space trip like no other! Located less than a mile outside of Armagh City Centre!

Why not turn a day visit trip into an overnight one in a private nighttime viewing through the Grubb 10-inch equatorial telescope? used to compile in 1888 the New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars by the 4th Director of the Observatory, JLE Dreyer. This is still one of the most important catalogues used by professional astronomers today. The organisation has been researching the wonders of Space since 1790, and with the grand opening of the Planetarium over 50 years ago, they are the biggest promoter of Space education in Northern Ireland.

  • Prices from £8 per person for adults
  • Prices from £7.50 per person for children (under 16)
  • Children under 3 years old go free
  • Family discount packages are available
  • Located less than a mile outside of Armagh City Centre

Things to do near County Armagh

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Armagh County Museum

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Visit the Site of an Ancient Celtic Fort in Armagh

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Visit Dan Winter’s House in Armagh

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The Argory in County Tyrone

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Outdoor Go-Karting in County Armagh

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Get Up Close With Animals at Dyan Mill Farm

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Enchanting Cider Tour in County Armagh

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Airguns and Archery in Portadown

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Clay Pigeon Shooting in Portadown

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Indoor Roller Skating in County Armagh

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