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Armagh Observatory

College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 2928
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Beautiful building and grounds with real scientific interest.

Armagh Observatory Where science and history go hand and hand. A beautiful Georgian purpose built... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Lisa F
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Great views of our solar system

A real experience for all the family, quite unique when you sit back and travel through space, a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Colum O
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, this is one of Ireland's leading scientific research institutes where more than 30 astronomers actively study Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics and the Earth's climate.
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1 Feb 2017
“Beautiful building and grounds with real scientific interest.”
29 Jul 2015
“Great views of our solar system”
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College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Armagh Observatory Where science and history go hand and hand. A beautiful Georgian purpose built Observatory which has been a working observatory for over 200 years. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A real experience for all the family, quite unique when you sit back and travel through space, a cafe is also on the premisess and good parking

2  Thank Colum O
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Had the privilege of a two hour tour round thus unique centre of academic and scientific brilliance. I was prepared to be out of my depth but felt at ease by the eloquent and patient explanation of the wonders of astronomy. Even though overwhelmed at...More

2  Thank timeagain
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Had a tour here. Dave (the man who done the tour) was very informative and showed us a lot todo with the area there is massive telescopes which are beautiful and very old. The astropark is fantastic. Here is well worth a visit

3  Thank richardsU8611AY
Reviewed 7 July 2015

great opportunity and rare chance to sample real science . proper observatory evenings a real treat but cold in the observatory so wrap up warm, but then it is a dome with a big telescope and huge sliding window panel. historically important a glimpse of...More

Thank 697observer
Reviewed 13 March 2015

lovely buildings and the astropark. The director and librarian are so kind to show people around. and take a look at the telescopes.

Thank trotlust
Reviewed 14 February 2015

A group of 14 ex-teaching colleagues spent an enthralling hour in this building. The tour was led by retired astronomer Dr. John Butler who was a mine of information regarding its history, the characters who were associated with it and the advances the made particularly...More

Thank Alastair U
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Lovely surroundings and the diagrams explaining the universe and such were very interesting. Lovely old building... Just wish they would clear the trees by the stones showing where the sun sets at the summer solstice as we went up there last month and couldn't see...More

Thank Will28997
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We all of us enjoyed this, we range in age from 10 to 55 and everybody learned something and had a good time.

1  Thank PhyllisMurphy
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Very interesting all round. I understand that Patrick Moore was the Curator of the Observatory for many years.

Thank Robert G
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