Witness the Astropark at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium as it transforms into a display of hand crafted, intricate fire sculptures and light shows! Audiences will experience intimate musical performances and are invited to wander through the stunning displays, or stand, watch and listen keeping close to the heat. On site car park and city centre car parking available within walking distance.
Please note, this is an outdoor standing event. Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, with footwear suitable for grass and uneven ground.. The event lasts 45-60 minutes.
The family ticket comprises 4 people – 2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children. Children aged 4 and under go free. All attendees require a ticket to gain entrance.
Friday September 11 and Saturday 12, 2o22
Armagh City Hotel are offering a a 15% discount on the best available bed & breakfast rates for Fire and Light attendees. To avail of this rate please use promo code AFTERDARK when booking for these dates online. To book click here
Armagh Planetarium and Observatory will also be hosting special “combo” shows as part of this event, with direct booking through their website.
Perfect Little Planet
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our Solar System through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive down the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter and walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the Solar System journey for space travellers of all ages.
Duration approx. 30mins
Show Start time: 6:00pm
Planets 360 modern edition
A modern edition is a condensed re-interpretation of British composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets orchestral suite.
Delivered with electronic music, the rich artistic visualisations include mythological characters, science fiction themes and real imagery of planetary bodies.
Duration approx. 30mins
Show Start Time: 7:00pm
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, this dome spectacular features the 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon in explosive surround sound. With spellbinding abstract projections on the dome, audiences will be surrounded to create a truly astonishing experience.
Duration: Approx. 45mins
Show Start Time: 8:00pm