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BAA weekend Meeting, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Venue: Armagh City Hotel 2 Friary Road Armagh BT60 4FR (click to see map)
Friday, 2019, September 6 - 19:00 to Sunday, 2019, September 8 - 15:00


Our autumn meeting this year will be held in the historic town of Armagh in Norther Ireland. The theme for this meeting is 

Comets and other small Solar System objects

We have a list of excellent speakers to keep you enthralled our speakers for the weekend will be: -

Dr Kate Maguire - Supernovae

Dr Michele Bannister “Small worlds of the Outer Solar System”

Terry Mosely “The closest comet encounters”

Prof Mark Bailey “Giant comets and their impacts throughout time”

Janice McClean “Agnes Mary Clerke”

Dr Jorick Vink “The Formation of our Solar System”

Prof Alan Fitzsimmons “Comets”

Prof Michael Burton “Armagh Observatory”

Dr John Mason “Meteor Streams”

Details correct at the time of printing

 We will also be including: Meet the Section Directors

Costs: -

Friday Evening – Tea or Coffee BAA members £2.00 Non BAA £3.00

Saturday – Mid morning and mid afternoon Tea or Coffee & biscuits, BAA members £5.00 Non BAA £8.00

Optional buffet lunch on Saturday £8.00


Dinner Saturday evening (excluding drinks) £25.00

Cream of vegetable soup

Supreme of Chicken Armagh Style with new potatoes, carrots and sugar snap peas

Medley of deserts (Strawberry Cheesecake, Profiterole with Chocolate Sauce and Meringue Nest

Tea or coffee


Sunday: -

We have arranged a tour of Armagh Observatory and special Planetarium show and for those not in a rush to depart you can wander around the Astro Park.

If you are arriving early on Friday and have time on Sunday afternoon there are many interesting and historic places to visit. Sadly not all are open on Sundays.

The cost for the visit and show TBC shortly

To book for the Sunday morning Observatory & Planetarium visit please book direct with the observatory link TBA shortly.

To book: -

You can book on line or by calling the BAA Office on 0207 734 4145.

Please book by Friday 16th August 2019.

Accommodation: -

If you wish to stay at the Armagh City Hotel they are holding a number of rooms at £89 B&B single or £109 B&B Double until 6th July. To book one of these rooms please call direct 01283 751 quoting “The British Astronomical Association Weekend Event”


Getting to the Armagh from the UK: -

There are good services to Belfast from most UK airports and are cheap if booked early.

Getting to and from the airport to Armagh: - 

There are good bus services from both the International and City airports - See for more information

To find further local information The Armagh tourist information have useful links: -

Hotels & B&B’s, 



The tourist office advise booking ASAP as this is still considered “main season” and places are already filling up (as at 31st Jan 2019)