Armagh Planetarium Show Times, Opening Hours, Prices and Job Vacancies
Located in the Armagh City Centre, Armagh Planetarium is a must watch. The planetarium near Armagh Observatory was opened in the year 1968 which covers about 14 acres of landscaped grounds. Later it was extended and incorporates Lindsay Hall of Astronomy, Earth Science exhibition hall known as Eartharium and a dome which houses 16” reflective telescope which is the largest one in Northern Ireland. It also houses a scale sized stainless steel models of the solar system and the Universe on the ground floor of the observatory. Here we will discuss on Armagh Planetarium show times, opening hours, prices and jobs. You can also check the official website for more information.
The planetarium uses innovative technology and covers the entire basic topic which includes galaxies, stars, and planets updated with the latest discoveries. It features an interactive planetarium show, Space Odyssey which allows the audience to choose the next topic to cover.
The Planetarium has several other attractions that appeal visitors. It houses two feet long meteorite which is believed to be 4.6 billion. It also has models of Hubble Space Telescope, International Space Station, the Voyager probes and much more. There is a Mars room containing models of the Viking Robot and British Beagle 2 mission.
You can strap into a gyroscope to feel zero gravity and thrilled with weightlessness. The planetarium staff conducts several exciting and educational activities to engage visitors such as building a rocket, launching a rocket etc.
Armagh Planetarium Showtimes & Opening Hours
Armagh Planetarium remains open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Astronaut George, a Toddler Show: 11:00 am
- Accidental Astronauts, a Family Show: 12:00 am
- Beyond the Blue: A stargazing Journey (for age over 6): 1:00 pm
- Asteroid: Mission Extreme (for age over 6): 2:00 pm
- Sun, Moon and Stars, a family Show: 3:00 pm
- We are Stars (for age over 6): 4:00 pm
Armagh Planetarium Prices
Pre-booking is required for all the shows. To pre-book a show, call at 028 3752 3689.
- Armagh Planetarium show prices for adults, children under 16 and senior citizens are £6, £5 and £4 respectively; it includes exhibition area too. A discounted price for a family of maximum 2 adults and 3 children is £20.
- For school booking, the price is £5 per child and teachers get free entry.
- For a group of 20 or more, the discounted price is £5 for all.
- Entry to exhibition area is free from Monday to Friday. On weekend and holidays, it is £2.
- 20% discount is provided if you book two or more shows.
- Little Yellow Star is a free show for pre-school children.
Armagh Planetarium Jobs
Armagh Planetarium recruits people in several categories from time to time. Currently, there are no vacancies. If you are interested in jobs at it, you can visit www.armaghplanet.com to find about vacancies available.
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