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Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage, based in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Around 25 astronomers are actively studying Stellar Astrophysics, the Sun, Solar System astronomy, and the Earth's climate. The Observatory is located close to the centre of the City of Armagh together with the Armagh Planetarium in approximately 14 acres of attractive, landscaped grounds known as the Armagh Astropark, and was founded in 1790 by the then Archbishop of Armagh, Richard Robinson. The Observatory Grounds and Astropark are reached through the main entrance to the Observatory on the North-East corner of the Mall, close to the Courthouse and the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum. The Grounds and Astropark are open during working hours all year round. There are scale models of the Solar System and the Universe, two sundials and historic telescopes, as well as telescope domes and other outdoor exhibits (see http://star.arm.ac.uk/Astropark/). A new facility, the Human Orrery (see http://star.arm.ac.uk/orrery/), is located close to the main building of the modern Observatory. The Observatory's specialist Library and Archives, and collections of scientific instruments and artefacts associated with the development of modern astronomy, represent one of the leading collections of its kind in the UK and Ireland. For more information, see http://star.arm.ac.uk/ and http://climate.arm.ac.uk/. Located at College Hill, Armagh. Tel: 028-3752-2928. Open to visitors by appointment. Armagh is a city in Northern Ireland, the capital of County Armagh. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar system. ... Presentation of the solar system (not to scale) The solar system is the retinue of objects gravitationally bound to our Sun. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... List of Archbishops of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (Anglican Succession) See also:- Church of Ireland Primate of All Ireland Archbishops of Armagh _ Primate of All Ireland (Catholic) Categories: Archbishops | Religion in Ireland ...

Aerial view of Armagh Observatory

The Armagh Observatory is not to be confused with the [[Armagh Planetarium], the world-renowned astronomical educational establishment and visitor centre, founded in 1968 by Dr Eric Mervyn Lindsay, seventh director of the Armagh Observatory, and under the same overall management. The Planetarium's primary purpose is to bring astronomy and related sciences to a wider audience, whereas the primary aim of the Observatory is to undertake original research of a world-class academic standard that broadens and expands our understanding of astronomy and related sciences. Image File history File links Armagh-Observatory-s. ...

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