#astronomy Take a Tour of Armagh Observatory – Astronotes

August 18, 2021 - Comment

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has launched a sequence of Legendary Telescopes Excursions. The tour takes you on a journey by way of the Armagh Observatory, supplying you with an interesting perception into see its historic telescopes.    Armagh Observatory opened in 1790 and is now a Grade A listed heritage constructing through which astronomers nonetheless undertake elementary analysis, and the oldest observatory within the UK and Eire repeatedly


Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has launched a sequence of Legendary Telescopes Excursions. The tour takes you on a journey by way of the Armagh Observatory, supplying you with an interesting perception into see its historic telescopes.   

Armagh Observatory opened in 1790 and is now a Grade A listed heritage constructing through which astronomers nonetheless undertake elementary analysis, and the oldest observatory within the UK and Eire repeatedly in use for its unique goal.  Contained in the Observatory there are 4 generations of historic telescopes that stay of their unique settings, in addition to one fashionable telescope nonetheless used immediately.  

Guided Observatory Excursions

Every tour is undertaken by an knowledgeable information who will inform you about these telescopes and the way they had been used for pioneering science of their day.  

Heather Alexander, Senior Training Officer at Armagh Planetarium and Observatory says: “Our new Legendary Telescopes Excursions offers a terrific alternative for folks to achieve a wider understanding across the work our astronomers immediately proceed to hold out on web site. We now have an unlimited quantity of distinctive tales to share and uncover alongside the way in which. You may get your image taken with the Grubb 10 inch and stand up shut and private with the century-old Calver telescope.   

Calver Telescope

“We hope these new excursions will lengthen our customer expertise and show how a lot historical past is housed right here. Plus, how the historical past of tomorrow remains to be actively being found and outlined right here in Armagh.”

Excursions are operating now till the fifth of September with an unique summer time fee of £15pp. Teams are restricted to five folks plus 1 tour information. Extras embody 20% off merchandise in Café and 10% off chosen merchandise within the Present Store. Ebook excursions immediately by way of: WWW.ARMAGH.SPACE



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