Education at AOP

Discover the wonders of Space

"So much universe, so little time." - Terry Pratchett

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium are passionate about education. It is our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers from all backgrounds. Our organisation has been researching the wonders of Space since 1790, and with the grand opening of the Planetarium over 50 years ago, we're the biggest promoter of Space education in Northern Ireland.

We take pride in our expertly developed workshops, and our School Programmes are second to none. Not only do we educate school children on a daily basis, but we educate the wider public and cater to people from all different backgrounds.

Making the topic of Space easy and relatable is something we strive for, and so far, we’ve got it right. Our staff are passionate, enthusiastic, and committed to making your trip to the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium the best day ever.