Lunar Eclipse at Armagh Observatory

Join us on the morning of Monday 21st January at Armagh Observatory for a special early morning Total Lunar Eclipse Event.

This will be the last opportunity to view such a spectacle from anywhere in the world for more than two years, and from Europe for more than six years.

Start your morning with stargazing through our historic Grubb equatorial telescope, used to compile the famous NGC catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of stars in the 19th century by the 4th Director Dr JLE Dreyer. We will also have lunar eclipse presentations in our library and you can end your visit with us by watching the total lunar eclipse from the Observatory grounds. The Director and Astronomers from the Armagh Observatory will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Why so early? The total eclipse phase starts at 4.41am with the maximum eclipse occurring at 5.12am. The total phase ends at 5.43am

What if the weather is cloudy? Our event will take place regardless of the weather. In the case of bad weather we will stream the eclipse live.

Venue: Armagh Observatory Library
Time: 4am – 6:30am
Price: £10
Light refreshments will also be served.
Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment