About AOP

Our work is underpinned by four deep pillars, for research and discovery, for education and outreach, for history and heritage, all supported by modern leadership and governance.

We conduct frontline scientific research and excel in the delivery of public outreach and education in science, while engaging with the local community.  We are sited within a natural environment, where the story of the development of science can still be seen in situ, where the original telescopes using for pioneering discoveries in the day still exist.  A place where depth and quality is emphasised over transience and quantity, with a legacy of learning and architecture.

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, founded in 1790 on the foresight of Archbishop Robinson, is a very special place to come to and experience.