Armagh Planetarium


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College Hill
Armagh
Co. Armagh
BT61 9DB
Northern Ireland

  • Bookings line for public, group and school visits: 028 3752 3689
  • Administration queries: 028 3752 4725

The Planetarium is a multifaceted organisation dedicated to astronomy education for all levels, from nursery through to retirement age. It is the Planetarium's unique ability to adapt to changing audience needs that have enabled it to stay at the forefront of science education since its formation. Armagh Planetarium offers a curriculum-broadening experience for school visitors, and our educational programme has been redesigned to dovetail with the new curriculum, while retaining characteristics which are central to an understanding of basic astronomy. Our aim is to demonstrate to our visitors the amazing objects that exist in the cosmos, but to do it in such a way that they do not see our efforts as formal teaching. We call this “Learning by Stealth”. When they are prompted to ask questions, they are engaging in the learning process. All of our school theatre shows are interactive, so that presenters and pupils take an active part in the show. Follow up tasks back in the classroom are facilitated by downloadable PDFs and astronomical factsheets for teachers to use as supplementary teaching material.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday Opening Hours: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday Digital Theatre show at 2pm Saturday Digital Theatre Shows at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Please visit our website www.armaghplanet.com for show programme.

Charges:

Exhibition Area only: £2.00 Show and Exhibitions Adults: £6.00 Children Under 16: £5.00 Senior Citizens: £5.00 Family Ticket: £18.00 (2 adults & 3 children) 10% discount for additional shows

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Mail order service available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

The Digital Theatre is the centrepiece of Armagh Planetarium, and with the Digistar 3 projection system we can take our visitors to anywhere in the universe - or any time. There are a variety of shows on offer. For more information please check our website or contact us by telephone. Advance booking is essential!

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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