#astronomy ACCESS ALL AREAS FOR OISÍN AT ARMAGH PLANETARIUM – Astronotes

September 11, 2021 - Comment

Native Armagh boy Oisín Traynor and his household just lately skilled an ‘out of this world’ journey to Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, taking advantage of its brand-new amenities, inclusive areas, sensory room and VIP entry to take pleasure in its newest additions. Three-year-old Oisín has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, amongst different situations that impression his muscle


Native Armagh boy Oisín Traynor and his household just lately skilled an ‘out of this world’ journey to Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, taking advantage of its brand-new amenities, inclusive areas, sensory room and VIP entry to take pleasure in its newest additions.

Three-year-old Oisín has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, amongst different situations that impression his muscle management, steadiness and coordination, so easy issues reminiscent of sitting with out assist are extraordinarily troublesome. He depends on his specialist buggy for mobility and due to this fact household days out are sometimes deliberate prematurely and typically Oisín is unable to take part in some actions attributable to lack of entry.

Oisín and mum Seanin meet our astronaut

Seanin Traynor, Oisín’s mum stated that that the accessibility and amenities make a large distinction. “The Planetarium is totally accessible and inclusive for everybody and it’s actually on my doorstep. There may be loads of area for prams and wheelchairs to get about – they’ve considered every thing. The sensory room is a incredible new addition and Oisín beloved how interactive it was.

“Essentially the most superb bit that made such a distinction to our journey was the totally fitted altering space. Common amenities typically make our days out tougher.  Additionally, Oisín was in a position to take part in all elements; he wasn’t left on the facet traces. He was totally immersed in all of the actions and the workers had been such an excellent assist. We beloved the journey a lot that we went again two days later!”

The brand-new altering locations, funded by the Division for Communities, supply a state-of-the-art protected and inclusive space with a hoist, distant managed altering desk, a bathe and a remote-controlled bathroom. The partitions have a relaxing area themed picture to create a comforting expertise.

Oisín making his rocket

Sinead Mackle, Training and Outreach Supervisor at Armagh Observatory & Planetarium stated: “We’re delighted with the brand new amenities that supply a extra inclusive expertise. Oisín is an inspirational younger boy, and we’re so glad he had such a good time together with his household.  We need to be as accessible as attainable.  Beforehand, the altering area was an workplace that we transformed and put to raised use. We need to welcome our group or individuals visiting within the space to make use the altering locations, freed from cost. Our new sensory room additionally creates a protected area for kids to encourage their creativeness and creativity.”

To seek out out extra in regards to the amenities, upcoming dome exhibits and opening instances, go to armagh.area.



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