Star Tracker Evening
Armagh Planetarium, County Armagh, 10 January, 7.30pm
A trip to the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is a must for astronomy and space enthusiasts. Each month until March 2019 the planetarium is hosting family-friendly ‘Star Tracker’ evenings exploring the wonders of the night sky. The evening begins with a planetarium show in the Dome selected by director Professor Michael Burton and also includes an astronomy talk in the Copernicus Hall.
In January the show will be Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds, a short film about the search for exoplanets produced by The Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium in cooperation with NCCR PlanetS and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). But the event isn’t purely theoretical; visitors will also be able to get incredible views of the Moon and the night sky through Armagh Planetarium’s 12-inch Dobsonian telescope (weather permitting).
Tickets for the Star Tracker evenings are £7.50 for adults, £5.50 for children and concessions. There are also group tickets available for families. Spaces for the event are limited, so pre-booking is strongly advised.
To find out more about this month’s Star Tracker Evening, or to book tickets and get a full list of future events, visit Armagh Planetarium’s website. www.armaghplanet.com/events
Armagh Planetarium is adjacent to Armagh Observatory, which is also worth a visit