Client Requirement

The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is located close to the city centre of Armagh and covers approximately fourteen acres of land known as the Armagh Astropark. Within the Astropark, visitors can explore various structures, such as the Hill of Infinity and the Human Sun Dial. Visitors could also use their previous limited app alongside their AR markers during their visit.

On our initial visit, we had the pleasure of meeting the Planetarium’s project manager and scientists. It was a great experience to tour the premises, exchange ideas, and gain a deeper understanding of their vision. From our conversation, we discovered that they were keen on designing an interactive app to amplify the Astropark adventure. Furthermore, given the Planetarium’s frequent school visits, they planned to construct an outdoor area where children could learn about space.

Our Approach for Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

The Brilliant Trails team completed the design and printed the necessary artwork for installation. It took the installation team four days to fit the 11 markers, sculptures, and outdoor classroom, which included seating and a blackboard. To enhance the Planetarium’s entrance, a local artist named Dean Kane from Visual Waste was brought in to spray paint an image of space.

The team at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is ecstatic about the outcome of their project. They have enhanced their Astopark to offer a space for children to discover and gain knowledge about space while outdoors. The app provides inspiration for children and adults alike to engage in outdoor activities while learning about space.