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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)



UNITED KINGDOM , NORTHERN IRELAND , ARMAGH
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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)


Type: Observatory
Opened in 1968

Address: College Hill Armagh BT61 9DB Northern Ireland - Armagh
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Email: reception@armagh.ac.uk
Phone: +44 28 3752-3689

Website: https://www.armagh.space/
Website 2: https://armaghplanet.com/
     
                 

Team
Michael Burton (director), Sinead Mackle,







93 seats











Dome of  12.0m




Technical
Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 6
Software: Digistar 6
Video system Sony : VPL GTZ270
Video Lens: 1+1 cove
Meridian resolution 4.0 K
Sound Dante 5.1

Facilities
Observatory
10-inch refractor Grubb (Dublin) 1885
15-inch reflector Grubb 1827
15-inch Cassegrain Troughton 1795
Gift Shop Yes
Portable: Yes

Operation
Frequenting: 55000 people per year
Staff: 25 people

History

- 1790: Observatory
- 1968: Planetarium Goto
- 1977: Minolta Viewlex Roman IIb
- 1995: Digistar II
- 2003-2006: renovated dome + theater + Digistar 3
- 2011: Digistar 4
- 2014: Digistar 5
- 2020: Digistar 6
- 2021: Digistar 7

Last major evolution: 2020: Digistar 6

Comments


Latitude: 54°21'07" N  -  Longitude: 6°38'54" W  -  Altitude: 53m

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last update: 07/21/2022

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