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“Where time stands still”
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Armagh Observatory
Ranked #15 of 37 things to do in Armagh
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Owner description: 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.
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 the architectural detail quite magnificent

Thank Alastair U
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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.

Thank Will28997
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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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Reviewed 25 November 2012

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

Thank Robert G
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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.

Thank Teresaaine
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