Star Tracker Evening

Ar­magh Plan­e­tar­ium, County Ar­magh, 10 Jan­uary, 7.30pm

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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

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