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    Planetarium Sheet
    Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP)


    UNITED KINGDOM - ARMAGH - NORTHERN IRELAND


    Type: Observatory

    Address: College Hill Armagh BT61 9DB Northern Ireland - Armagh
    Country: UNITED KINGDOM

    Latitude: 54°21'07" N  -  Longitude: 6°38'54" W  -  Altitude: 53m

    Website: https://www.armagh.space/
    Website 2: https://armaghplanet.com/
         
                     
    Email: reception@armagh.ac.uk
    Phone: +44 28 3752-3689

    Director or contact: Michael Burton (director), Sinead Mackle,

    Opened in 1968

    Dome of  12.0m
    Capacity of 93 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 6

    Video system Sony : VPL GTZ270
    Video Lens: 1+1 cove
    Meridian resolution 4.0 K
    Sound Dante 5.1


    Observatory
    10-inch refractor Grubb (Dublin) 1885
    15-inch reflector Grubb 1827
    15-inch Cassegrain Troughton 1795

    Gift Shop Yes
    Portable: Yes

    Frequenting: 55000 people per year
    Staff: 25


    History: 
    - 1790: Observatory
    - 1968: Planetarium Goto
    - 1977: Minolta Viewlex Roman IIb
    - 1995: Digistar II
    - 2003-2006: renovated dome + theater + Digistar 3
    - 2011: Digistar 4
    - 2014: Digistar 5
    - 2020: Digistar 6
     - 2021: Digistar 7

    Last major evolution: 2020: Digistar 6

    Previous installation















    last update: 07/21/2022


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