#astronomy Entry all areas for Oisín at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium – Astronotes

September 8, 2021 - Comment

Native Armagh boy Oisín Traynor and his household lately skilled an ‘out of this world’ journey to Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, profiting from 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 circumstances that impression his muscle management, stability


Native Armagh boy Oisín Traynor and his household lately skilled an ‘out of this world’ journey to Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, profiting from 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 circumstances that impression his muscle management, stability and coordination, so easy issues akin to sitting with out help are extraordinarily troublesome. He depends on his specialist buggy for mobility and due to this fact household days out are sometimes deliberate upfront and typically Oisín is unable to take part in some actions because of lack of entry.

Oisín and his mum Seanin meet our astronaut

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

“Essentially the most wonderful 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 facets; he wasn’t left on the aspect strains. He was totally immersed in all of the actions and the workers had been such a terrific assist. We beloved the journey a lot that we went again two days later!”

Oisín making rockets

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 rest room. The partitions have a relaxing house themed picture to create a comforting expertise.

Sinead Mackle, Training and Outreach Supervisor at Armagh Observatory & Planetarium mentioned: “We’re delighted with the brand new amenities that provide 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 house was an workplace that we transformed and put to higher use. We need to welcome our group or folks visiting within the space to make use the altering locations, freed from cost. Our new sensory room additionally creates a protected house for kids to encourage their creativeness and creativity.”

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



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