Armagh Planetarium Welcomes New Director

We are delighted to welcome Michael G. Burton as Director of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.

Meet the Planetarium team! (Left to Right) Colin Johnston, Eamon Rafferty, Samantha Steed, Michael Burton, Sinead Mackle, Nick Parke, Heather Taylor and Simon Alexander (Image credit: Jasmine Herdman/ Armagh Planetarium)

Meet the Planetarium team! (Left to Right) Colin Johnston, Eamon Rafferty, Samantha Steed, Michael Burton, Sinead Mackle, Nick Parke, Heather Taylor and Simon Alexander (Image credit: Jasmine Herdman/ Armagh Planetarium)

 

Professor Burton is an internationally renowned researcher who specialises in using infrared and millimetre-wave astronomy to study how stars form in the interstellar medium (the tenuous matter between the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way). He was previously Director of Teaching at the School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia but has previously worked at Armagh Observatory during his career.

(Article by Colin Johnston, Science Education Director)

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