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Armagh Planetarium has a range of shows suitable for all the family. Tickets must be collected thirty minutes before the show commences and tickets for all shows must be pre-booked Telephone 028 3752 3689. Late visitors cannot be admitted to the theatre after a show has commenced.

Due to the darkness and sound levels some shows are only suitable for children of six years and above. Children under six years old will not be permitted to these shows. Please check the show descriptions (see below) for age ranges. All
visitors must collect tickets 30 minutes before show time.

 
         
       

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"BEYOND THE BLUE: A Stargazing Journey"

(live presenter-led show)

AGE restrictions apply: NO ENTRY FOR CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OLD

Produced by Armagh Planetarium "Beyond the Blue" is a seasonal tour around the night sky as seen from Ireland. Let our presenters guide you through the beautiful objects and constellations seen at this time of year. This presentation also shows you how to identify meteorites and is ideal for anyone starting out in astronomy or interested in learning about what can be seen in the night sky.

Live presenter-led show : Duration 30 mins

         
         
         
       

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"WE ARE STARS"

AGE restrictions apply: NO ENTRY FOR CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OLD

Narrated by Andy Serkis

“We Are Stars” seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time, what are we made of and where did it all come from? The film explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.

The show offers an immersive experience that perfectly balances scientific understanding with family entertainment.

Full Dome movie : Duration 25 mins

         
         
         
       

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"The Secrets of Gravity"

no AGE restrictions - suitable for family audiences

Why do things fall to the ground without magic?

The twelve-year-old Luke is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than boring magic spells. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe and the laws of nature. One night he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes Luke on a magical journey through space and time during which they not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination.

Two friends on a journey through space and time.

Full Dome animation : Duration 30 mins

         
         
         
       

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"SUN, MOON & STARS"

no AGE restrictions - suitable for family audiences

(live presenter-led show for children)

This is a lively interactive show designed to introduce children to our Sun, Moon and stars. Children will also learn about the other moons of our Solar System and are introduced to the many animal constellations in the night sky.

Live presenter-led show : Duration 35 mins

         
         
       

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"Little Yellow Star"

Free live nursery age show with a presenter to guide your little ones!

NO AGE RESTRICTIONS - SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

Specially produced by Armagh Planetarium, 'The Little Yellow Star' is a new show aimed at pre-school aged children. Join the Little Yellow Star on his adventure in the night sky, meeting many of the wonderful animals who make up the star patterns.

This is a free show designed to introduce pre-school children to the stars and constellations in a fun way.

Live presenter-led show: Duration 15 mins

         
         
         
       

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"Asteroid: Mission Extreme"

AGE restrictions apply: NO ENTRY FOR CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OLD

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver

 

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover the possibilities that asteroids present for space travel. Using stunning visuals and state-of-the-art computer graphics, the film presents the fascinating idea, based on real science, that asteroids could be used as stepping stones to other worlds, veritable “way stations” in space enabling us to cross the entire solar system.

As with any venture in outer space, the challenges involved with making this idea a reality are enormous; however, a mission this extreme could ultimately lead us to learn how to protect our planet and how to successfully inhabit other worlds.

Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and then tame it for our use, as well as how such an extraordinary adventure could benefit humankind, in Asteroid: Mission Extreme.

 

Full Dome animated show : Duration 40 mins

         
         
         
Armagh Planetarium reserves the right to change the show programme at short notice.