Armagh planetarium's new moon app allows kids to 'hold moon in hands'

  • Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has launched a free-to-use augmented reality app to allow you to “hold the moon” in your hands.

    As part of international Museum Week, the app lets you bring the observatory’s Moon Globe into your home and move around it to investigate craters up close, discover Apollo landing sites and explore the lunar surface.

    The app also includes facts and stories from space.

    Additionally, the planetarium is running a competition for the most creative ‘Moon in the Home’ image captured this week.

    The app is available to download on both iOS and Android devices, with an instruction video available below.

    The planetarium’s Science at Home series is continuing to help young scientists learn in lockdown with safe, fun experiments to try.

    For a full programme of events once the centre has re-opened visit

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    Senan Mackle, aged 5, holding the moon in his hands in his living room

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