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1 September 2016 saw the first full meeting of all of the staff of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.     We are looking forward to carrying Armagh’s impressive heritage of […]

Meet the AOP Team!

1 September 2016 saw the first full meeting of all of the staff of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.     We are looking forward to carrying Armagh’s impressive heritage of […]

Astronomers have made the exciting discovery of an Earth-mass exoplanet in the habitable zone of our nearest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star 4.25 light years (1.3 parsec) […]

Proxima b: Meet Our New Neighbour

Astronomers have made the exciting discovery of an Earth-mass exoplanet in the habitable zone of our nearest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star 4.25 light years (1.3 parsec) […]

It’s August and suddenly the nights are getting a bit longer so what is there to see in our night sky this month?     Everyone should watch out for […]

The August 2016 Night Sky

It’s August and suddenly the nights are getting a bit longer so what is there to see in our night sky this month?     Everyone should watch out for […]

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We are delighted to welcome Michael G. Burton as Director of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.   Professor Burton is an internationally renowned researcher who specialises in using infrared and millimetre-wave […]

Armagh Planetarium Welcomes New Director

We are delighted to welcome Michael G. Burton as Director of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.   Professor Burton is an internationally renowned researcher who specialises in using infrared and millimetre-wave […]

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm; it seems that everyone is playing it. If you see someone walking in circles with their head down and looking at their […]

Gotta Catch ‘em All at the Planetarium

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm; it seems that everyone is playing it. If you see someone walking in circles with their head down and looking at their […]

At the end of Part Two our Galactic explorers had produced the first true maps of our Galaxy, showing its shape and extent, by using radio telescopes to map the […]

Explorers of the Galaxy (Part 3) The Galaxy in Millimetre-Waves

At the end of Part Two our Galactic explorers had produced the first true maps of our Galaxy, showing its shape and extent, by using radio telescopes to map the […]