BAA Observatory Tour and Dome Show

Special Sunday opening for an Observatory Tour and Dome show as part of the BAA meeting on 8th September.

Learn more about astronomy on a private guided tour of our Observatory building and telescopes. Let us guide you around the history and heritage of our famous Observatory and experience our world and beyond in a Digital Dome Theatre Show at the Planetarium.

Highlights include a behind the scenes access to the historic Armagh telescopes, including the 1795 Troughton and 1885 Grubb equatorial telescopes, as well as learning about the current science conducted at the Observatory.

This tour will be conducted by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Director, Prof. Michael Burton.

  • While we make every effort to accommodate wheel chair users and others with mobility issues, by virtue of the nature of the building, the telescopes are accessed by steep narrow stairs.
  • The tour includes access to our grounds outside so we recommend suitable footwear.

The cost for the Sunday tour is £15.00 per person

Tour starts at 10.30am sharp from the Armagh Planetarium Main Building.