History and Heritage

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is Ireland's leading centre for astronomical research and education. The Observatory was opened in 1790 by Archbishop Robinson and The Planetarium was opened in 1968 through the efforts of Director Eric Lindsay

Armagh Observatory

Following the last great ice-age, which ended about 10,000 BC, the landscape of Ireland evolved from a bleak tundra to, first birch, then oak forest. As the ice receded it revealed the undulating countryside which covers much of the counties...

Famous Figures

The following people were involved in the running, research and engineering of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium...