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Fusion Festival: Legendary Telescopes Tour at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Join us for this special Living History version of our Legendary Telescopes Tour. Your guides will enthral you with the legendary tales as they take you on a journey through the Armagh Observatory to see its historic telescopes.

Armagh Observatory opened in 1790 and is now a Grade A listed heritage building in which astronomers still undertake fundamental research, and the oldest observatory in the UK and Ireland continuously in use for its original purpose. Inside the Observatory there are four generations of historic telescopes that remain in their original settings, as well as one modern telescope still used today.

Join guides will tell you about these telescopes and how they were used for pioneering science in their day. Take your picture with the Grubb 10-inch used to make a fundamental star catalogue that is still used by astronomers today, and get up close and personal with the century-old Calver telescope. Listen to the unique stories along the way and discover why Armagh truly is a Celestial City.

Price: £17.50 per adult
£15.00 per child

Price includes: Legendary Telescope Tour and entry into the Armagh Planetarium Exhibition Area.

We make every effort to accommodate wheelchair users and others with mobility issues. If you would like to ask further questions about the tour in regards to access, please contact:

  • This tour included general admission to the Planetarium
  • The tour includes access to our grounds outside so we recommend suitable footwear.
  • Please meet at the Planetarium reception for the start of the tour.

Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27, 2022

1pm and 3pm | Adult £17.50 | Child £15.00

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