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“ Enthralling”
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Armagh Observatory
Ranked #16 of 38 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 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 by the interactive demonstration of such as the human orrery. This was equally a literal and metaphorical step into another world. Something of the enormity of the enormity of the Universe can be appreciated from the well tended Astropark where you can set out from our Sun stepping by the planets in our solar system and then through a mathematical portal you can walk through time reaching the very edge of the Universe. Be sure not to miss the aroundNorth aural experience of the stars moving across the night sky.

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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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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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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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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

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