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Address: College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 3752 2928
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Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, this is one of Ireland's...

Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, this is one of Ireland's leading scientific research institutes where more than 30 astronomers actively study Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics and the Earth's climate.

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Great views of our solar system

A real experience for all the family, quite unique when you sit back and travel through space, a cafe is also on the premisess and good parking

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2015
Colum O
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

A real experience for all the family, quite unique when you sit back and travel through space, a cafe is also on the premisess and good parking

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Had the privilege of a two hour tour round thus unique centre of academic and scientific brilliance. I was prepared to be out of my depth but felt at ease by the eloquent and patient explanation of the wonders of astronomy. Even though overwhelmed at times by the vastness of both the subject matter and information my interest was rekindled... More 

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Had a tour here. Dave (the man who done the tour) was very informative and showed us a lot todo with the area there is massive telescopes which are beautiful and very old. The astropark is fantastic. Here is well worth a visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

great opportunity and rare chance to sample real science . proper observatory evenings a real treat but cold in the observatory so wrap up warm, but then it is a dome with a big telescope and huge sliding window panel. historically important a glimpse of an enlightened age.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

lovely buildings and the astropark. The director and librarian are so kind to show people around. and take a look at the telescopes.

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Thank trotlust
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

A group of 14 ex-teaching colleagues spent an enthralling hour in this building. The tour was led by retired astronomer Dr. John Butler who was a mine of information regarding its history, the characters who were associated with it and the advances the made particularly in the field of timekeeping and navigation. The building itself is very well maintained and... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Lovely surroundings and the diagrams explaining the universe and such were very interesting. Lovely old building... Just wish they would clear the trees by the stones showing where the sun sets at the summer solstice as we went up there last month and couldn't see the sunset. Apart from that worth a wee walk around.

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Thank Will28997
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

We all of us enjoyed this, we range in age from 10 to 55 and everybody learned something and had a good time.

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Very interesting all round. I understand that Patrick Moore was the Curator of the Observatory for many years.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

We took this in as we were in the area the children enjoyed it and we adults found it interesting too.

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