Junior Certificate (Republic of Ireland)
These sessions cover material from the "Earth and Space" and "Physical World" modules in the Junior Cycle Science Syllabus.
Join us for a full dome-show, "We Are Stars", which looks at the origins of the Universe and where we came from. Then, let us take you on a celestial journey around the planets, or to look at phenomena observable from Earth such as: the seasons, lunar phases and eclipses.
Finish the two-hour session with an interactive workshop designed to inspire and invigorate an understanding of the Universe before finding out more about life in Space on board the International Space Station.Also, have a hands-on experience with extra-terrestrial objects such as the meteorites on display in the Planetarium.
Visit start times: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Afternoon visits available upon request.
Recommended Dome Show for junior certificate
We Are Stars
We Are Stars covers Module A2 of the Junior Certificate Syllabus; scientific models to explain the origin of the Universe. It covers how Hydrogen was formed in The Big Bang, gravity, the formation of proto-galaxies, stars and nuclear fusion. It also explains how elements are formed, how our solar system was formed and how our own planet was formed billions of years ago. We Are Stars also explains how we think life formed and the process of Evolution. This show is fun, informative and visually stunning. Run-Time: 26 Minutes.
Let our education team take you into the stars
Live Guided Tour of The Cosmos
Our presenter lead portion of our dome-show covers Modules A1, A3 and A4 in a new and engaging way. Get an up-close look at all the planets in our solar system and understand their path around our Sun. Travel to distant stars and galaxies and realise just how small our own star is. See the expanse of our universe before your eyes - all from the comfort of our digital theatre!
A firm favourite for a school visit to Armagh Planetarium! Build and launch your very own rocket. Use the materials provided to construct the best rocket; how many wings should it have? How aerodynamic can it be? How will weight impact its flight pattern?
This new workshop encompasses the basics of electricity and circuit making. What conducts and what does not? Do you know the difference between a series and parallel circuit? Act out a visual story to help explain the processes of electricity and the build your own circuit!
Your opportunity to ask any burning questions you have about space! A member of our Education Team will lead you through the career and daily life as an astronaut; could you become one? Furthermore, your class will enjoy a hands-on experience with the largest meteorite on display in Ireland as well as receive some tips for identifying a space rock versus an Earth rock.
Make a Junior Cycle Session Enquiry
For more information, pricing and booking please contact:
T: 028 3752 3689 / 00442837523689
GSCE & A-Level
We are developing our GSCE & A-Level programmes for schools located in Northern Ireland. See below for an overview of what we can offer your school during a visit to the Planetarium.
A firm favourite in a school trip to the Planetarium. In pairs or teams you can assemble your rocket from the rocket parts on hand and blast it off into the sky! Whose rocket will fly the highest and why might that be?
Design a Mars Lander to drop from a height to emulate the experiences of the NASA engineers trying to do that same thing! Can it safely land? Is there any damage? Whose Lander will survive its descent?