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…

What is Radio Astronomy?

Our view of the cosmos is biased by the vista that is apparent to our eyes.  This is what the view in what we call the optically visible portion of the spectrum. To the unaided eye it is a view of a universe full of stars, together with five planets, one Moon and of course the Sun. When augmented with a telescope, our eyes can then see a universe full of galaxies – giant cities of stars.