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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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"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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"ASTRONAUT"

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

This show is narrated by Ewan McGregor

To view trailer click here

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.


Full Dome animation: Duration 25 mins

 

         
         
         
       

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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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"EXPLODING UNIVERSE"

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

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Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation.  Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the Universe today.

When giant stars explode as supernovae they seed the galaxies with the heavy elements that make planets and life possible.  Other explosions have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of the supervolcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life-bearing oasis we now enjoy. 

As the Universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured.  This show follows the path of one of these particles, a proton, as it participates in nature's astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Full Dome animated show : Duration 30 mins

         
         
         
       

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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 animated show : Duration 30 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.