Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB

Location description

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is located within 14 acres of landscaped grounds known as the Armagh Astropark.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


This location has a planetarium offering astronomy presentations projected onto a large curved screen or dome.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 11 events with the last one being on 27th March 2020 organised by Armagh Observatory.


When to visit

The best time to visit Armagh Observatory and Planetarium can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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