Armagh Observatory

The Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, the Observatory is one of the UK and Ireland's leading scientific research establishments. Around 25 astronomers are actively studying Stellar Astrophysics, the Sun, Solar System astronomy, and the Earth's climate.

A short walk from Armagh City Centre, the Astropark is situated in the grounds of Armagh Observatory and Armagh Planetarium, along with a Nature Trail and a Weather Station. The Armagh Astropark is a scale model of the Universe, brought down to Earth in a beautiful natural setting. As you stroll around it, you will discover some of the amazing phenomena in our Solar System, our Galaxy, and beyond. If you cannot visit the Astropark in person, take a virtual tour around it, or visit its individual features: the Solar System, the Hyper-Cube, the Hill of Infinity and the Stone Calendar.

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Collection details

Science and Technology

Armagh Observatory
College Hill
Co. Armagh
BT61 9DG
Northern Ireland



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028 3752 2928

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