Past, Present and Future of Weather and Air Quality: Panel Event

Past, Present and Future of Weather and Air Quality: Panel Event

Tuesday 11 December 2018
10am – 12noon


The World Meteorological Organisation have awarded Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Centennial Observing Station status for the Armagh weather station. The station is the oldest of just seven such sites in the entire of the UK and Ireland that have been recording the meteorological conditions daily for over 100 years. To celebrate this we are holding a special panel discussion looking at the past, present and future of weather and air quality records on Tuesday 11 December.

Hosted by Cecilia Daly from BBC weather you will hear first-hand from people working in the area of weather and air quality such as:

Peer Hechler, Scientific Officer at the WorldMeteorological Organisation. Working in Geneva, Switzerland, Peer deals with climate data management primarily.
Simon Gilbert, Working for the part of the Met Office that makes observations of the weather 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Simon joined the Met Office straight from a math degree. He trained to be a weather forecaster and has forecast for road gritters, aviation and spent two years presenting on local TV.
Mark Bailey, Director of Armagh Observatory from 1995 to 2016, Mark is an Honorary Professor at Queen’s University Belfast and a former Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society. He also has an interest in solar-activity induced space weather and possible astronomical causes of climate change.
Detlef Muller, Works in the field of remote sensing of the atmosphere and the impact of pollution on present and future climate.


9.30am: Doors Open

10am: Event Start

12noon: Event Close

12noon onwards: Look around exhibits

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance as numbers are limited

Please call 028 37523689 for more info or book online via