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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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"EDGE OF DARKNESS"

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

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Narrated by Hayley Atwell

Edge of Darkness is a fulldome show featuring amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by key space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries in 2015. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.

Full Dome movie : Duration 25 mins (view trailer)

         
         
         
       

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"THE ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS"

no AGE restrictions - suitable for family audiences

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Follow the adventures of Sy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon. Bounce along with them on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm, and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. “The Accidental Astronauts” is a space adventure for all ages.

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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"JOURNEY TO A BILLION SUNS"

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

 

The age-old history of measuring stars and a stunning journey through our Milky Way emerge in a modern astronomy show about the stars, space science and the distances in the Universe.

 

Full Dome animated show : Duration 30 mins

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