Transit of Mercury 2019

Over 100 people arrived at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on Monday 11 November to view the Transit of Mercury through our telescopes, including our world-famous Grubb telescope. With special kit for Solar observing our staff and students enthusiastically greeted the crowds of public visitors and school children in attendance. With Read more…

August Weather in Armagh

SUNNIEST AUGUST FOR 16 YEARS, WARMEST FOR 6 YEARS AND WETTEST FOR 5 YEARS. SUMMER 2019 WAS THE WETTEST FOR 7 YEARS, WARMER THAN AVERAGE AND WITH ABOUT AVERAGE SUNSHINE. Armagh Observatory, 10th September 2019: Armagh Observatory reports that August 2019 was sunnier, warmer and wetter than average, the sunniest August Read more…

DfC Visit to AOP

The Armagh Observatory & Planetarium welcomed Moira Doherty, Deputy Permanent Secretary and Paul Gamble, Head of Museums and Libraries Branch, from the Department for Communities (DfC), on Tuesday 10th September 2019. Following a tour of the historic Grade A listed Observatory building, Moira and Paul were updated on the future plans Read more…

AOP Host INAM Conference

AOP were very proud to have hosted the Irish National Astronomy Meeting or INAM which ran from the 4th to the 6th of September. Since 1974, the INAM or annual meeting of the Astronomical Science Group of Ireland (ASGI) as it was originally called, aims to encourage collaboration in astronomy and astrophysics and Read more…