#astronomy Mission Santa Blast Off! – Astronotes

December 18, 2019 - Comment

It’s blast off for Christmas at Armagh Observatory & Planetarium New date added as over 1,000 youngsters get pleasure from Mission Santa present Mission Santa present has proved so well-liked that we now have had so as to add one other date to this magical household occasion. Over 1000 youngsters have already met Santa Claus


It’s blast off for Christmas at Armagh Observatory & Planetarium

New date added as over 1,000 youngsters get pleasure from Mission Santa present

Mission Santa present has proved so well-liked that we now have had so as to add one other date to this magical household occasion.

Over 1000 youngsters have already met Santa Claus throughout his first ever go to to the Planetarium, however on Friday December 20 you possibly can be a part of the E.L.F. crew for one final time as they blast-off on a Christmas journey like by no means earlier than.

The out-of-this-world expertise consists of: admission to “The Alien Who stole Christmas” full-dome present, a go to to the elves’ mission management with sing-a-longs, arts and crafts and a go to with Santa himself. Every baby can even obtain a gift and a printed household .

AOP Training and Outreach Supervisor, Sinead Mackle stated: “Santa has been noticed many occasions on our telescope as he makes his means around the globe each Christmas Eve, however we’re thrilled that he has made time in his busy schedule to go to us this yr.

“Mission Santa has been extremely well-liked and we’re thrilled that Santa has agreed to return on Friday December 20. He says he has simply time for another go to earlier than he should return house to arrange for his busiest evening of the yr.”

Written and produced by BNL Productions LTD, Mission Santa on Friday December 20 begins at 3pm. The expertise lasts for as much as 90 minutes and reserving is important.

In the meantime, AOP is charming audiences with the Thriller of the Christmas Star present which seeks to find a scientific rationalization of the star which led the Three Clever Males to the Child Jesus’ manger.

Operating each day from Tuesday till Saturday by way of till January four, the 30-minute present is a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story which transports audiences again over 2000 years to Bethlehem.

Sinead Mackle stated: “This full dome present is proving to be highly regarded, particularly with older audiences.

“The star is referenced within the Bible however science has additionally sought to elucidate the phenomenon within the evening sky with theories of comets, novas, supernovas and meteors. The present leaves you to attract your individual conclusions.”

The present is really helpful for youngsters over the age of six. Kids underneath 16 ought to be accompanied by an grownup. Worth is £eight for adults, £7 for youngsters and household (as much as 5) £25. Get pleasure from 10% off by utilizing code: Winteroffer.

AOP is closed on Tuesday December 24 till Friday December 27, Sunday December 29 and Wednesday January 1, 2020.

Armagh Observatory & Planetarium has plenty of thrilling occasions deliberate all through 2020 starting on January three with The Planets 360 dome present – an immersive re-imagining of composer Gustav Holst’s, The Planets. In February a StarTracker Night time takes place on Valentine’s Night time. The telescopes will likely be operational and there will likely be a dome present with a chat from one in every of AOP’s astronomers.

For extra data and to guide Mission Santa or the Thriller of the Christmas Star, go to www.armagh.house





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