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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" (Returning 2nd July)

( 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" (Ends 30th June)

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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"PERFECT LITTLE PLANET"

no AGE restrictions - suitable for family audiences

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Imagine you could take the ultimate space vacation — where would you go to find that ideal place?  In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that , looking for the perfect vacation spot as they travel through our Solar System. Join them and see the Solar System from a distinctly different point of view. Soar over the surface of Pluto, dive down the ice cliffs of Uranus’ moon Miranda at breath-taking speeds, sail through the beautiful rings of Saturn and dare the ferocious lightning storms at Jupiter!

Full Dome animation : Duration 20 mins

         
         
         
       

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"SUN, MOON & STARS"

( 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.

no AGE restrictions - suitable for family audiences

Live presenter-led show : Duration 25 mins

         
         
       

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"WE ARE STARS!"

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

To view trailer click here (links to YouTube)

This show is 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 animation: Duration 25 mins

         
         
         
       

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"BLACK HOLES" Starting 1st August

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

To view trailer click here (links to YouTube)

Narrated by noted actor John de Lancie (“Q” in the Star Trek TV series), this new immersive theater program incorporates several of the latest theories regarding black holes. Where do they come from?  Will the Earth ever be sucked into one?  Do “Worm Holes” really exist?  Designed for general audiences, this full-length animated production features 3-D simulations of black holes and the strange physical effects they can create.  With a host of advisors from around the USA, this proves to be the most up-to-date and visually stunning shows about black holes ever produced!

 

Full Dome animated show : Duration 40 mins

         
         
         
       

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"ASTRONAUT GEORGE" Starting 1st August

no AGE restrictions - suitable for PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

“Astronaut George” is a perfect introduction to the planets in our Solar System for toddlers.

Astronaut George investigates the best planet to live on, the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System, but most importantly will he find any alien friends to play with? Join us and find out in this inter-planetary adventure!

Full Dome animated show : Duration 15 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
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Live presenter-led show: Duration 15 mins

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