• About Us

    Armagh Observatory Info

    Armagh Observatory was founded in 1790 by an Archbishop of the Church of Ireland and is now one of the country’s leading researchers into astronomy. You’ll find it just across from the Armagh Planetarium!

    Here, astronomers study the Sun, Stellar Astrophysics, Solar Systems and the Earth’s climate.

    The fourteen acreas of land attached to the observatory are great to walk around as there are sundials and telescopes and the famous Astropark to enjoy!

    Kids will love the Astropark as it is based on a to scale model of the Universe and you can walk around it to find out more about our Solar System and even what lies beyond that. Brilliant for budding astronauts as you find out more about the planets and just how far they really are from Earth!

    There is limited wheelchair access to the building.

    Facilities:

    • Parking
    • Toilets
    • Prams allowed
    • Children welcome
    • Wheelchair access
  • Weather


    Armagh Observatory 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures rising to 10°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Snow (1–3 cm.) starting in the afternoon and windy starting in the evening.
     
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      8:39 am    4:35 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 17th
     Rain and windy starting in the evening.
     
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      8:38 am    4:37 pm

    Thursday, Jan 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:37 am    4:39 pm
    Friday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:35 am    4:40 pm

    Saturday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:34 am    4:42 pm
    Sunday, Jan 21st
     Rain in the morning.
     
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      8:33 am    4:44 pm

    Monday, Jan 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:32 am    4:46 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 23rd
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:30 am    4:48 pm

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