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Free stuff may be downloaded for educational and non-profit making uses. Please note the Planetarium is not responsible for third party products and you should check their usage policy if in doubt. Armagh Planetarium is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation.

PocketSky - Free Star Map App!

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Armagh Planetarium has launched ‘Pocket Sky’, a new app for iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch available for free from the iTunes store.  This app is a result of collaboration between Dr. Tom Mason, Director of Armagh Planetarium and Mr John Kennedy of Craic Design. This new FREE app allows the user to identify what is in the night sky over Irealnd and what constellations can be seen at that time. Pocket Sky users can also see the latest news about and from Armagh Planetarium. Download PocketSky.

 

Space Brains - Free App!

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Armagh Planetarium partnered with Blackrock Castle Observatory and Discover Science and Engineering (DSE) is pleased to announce 'Space Brains' This free download is the ultimate app for all space enthusiasts. Test your knowledge in a number of categories, such as The Solar System, Space Exploration, Stars and Galaxies. Over 1000 questions set in different categories each with various levels of difficulty. Download Space Brains.

 

Belfast Telegraph and Armagh Planetarium Space Odyssey Poster
Written by Colin Johnston (Armagh Planetarium), produced by Belfast Telegraph

Mouse over thumbnail to view a small preview, download full size PDF document from text links below.

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Download Guide to Deep Space Poster PDF (Size 3.92MB)
Download Guide to the Moon Poster PDF (Size 2.12MB)
Download Guide to the Planets Poster PDF (Size 1.77MB)
Download Guide to the Sun Poster PDF (Size 2.01MB)
Download Guide to the Stars Poster PDF (Size 1.99MB)

 

 

Belfast Telegraph and Armagh Planetarium Stargazer Activity Booklet
Written by Jennifer O'Reilly (Newspaper in Education Executive, Belfast Telegraph), produced by Belfast Telegraph

Mouse over thumbnail to view a small preview, download full size PDF document from text links below.

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Download Stargazer Booklet (All above pages) PDF (Size 5.31MB)

 

 

Belfast Telegraph and Armagh Planetarium Stargazer Fact Files
Written by Colin Johnston (Armagh Planetarium), edited by Jennifer O'Reilly (Newspaper in Education Executive, Belfast Telegraph), Produced by Belfast Telegraph

Mouse over thumbnail to view a small preview, download full size PDF document from text links below.

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Download Exploring Space PDF (size 1.32MB)
Download Sun and Stars PDF (Size 1.25MB)
Download Galileo and the Telescope PDF (Size 1.21MB)
Download Pluto and the Dwarf Planets PDF (Size (1.31MB)
Download The Moon PDF (Size 1.29)
Download Meteorites and Asteroids PDF (Size 1.26MB)

 



Nursery and Key Stage 1 Activity Sheets

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Download Nursery/KS1 Space Maze PDF (510k)
Download Space Nursery Rhymes PDF (485k)
Download eight 'Astronaut & Alien' themed colouring in pages PDF (82K)



 

Planetarium Solar System Pack (includes all planets, exoplanets, sun, asteroids, Milky Way galaxy and Kuiper Belt)

Mouse over thumbnail to view a small preview, download full size PDF document from text links below.

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Download Solar System Complete Pack of 16 pages PDF (size 3.33MB)

 

 

 

Mars High Resolution HiRISE Imagery Wallpapers

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Visit our Mars HiRISE Wallpapers page to see the full collection available for download

 

 

 

Belfast Telegraph and Armagh Planetarium Northern and Southern Hemisphere Star Charts

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Download Northern and Southern Hemisphere Star Chart (combined poster) PDF (Size 3.37MB)

 

 

Astronotes Astronomy Newsletter
Produced by Armagh Planetarium, Editor Colin Johnston

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Astronotes is a monthly newsletter written by the staff at Armagh Planetarium
Visit our Astronotes section for backissues.

 

 

Stellarium Planetarium Software

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This is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Just set your coordinates and go

Visit the Stellarium homepage.

 

 

Google Sky

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This tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies.

Find out more about Google Sky.

 

 

Celestia Planetarium Software

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This free space simulation software lets you explore our Universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.

Visit the Celestia homepage.