OASES event on 12 November

Children from seven schools in the Armagh and Monaghan areas came together at the Armagh Planetarium on Friday 12 November to celebrate their achievements in the OASES project. 

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The schools that were part of this project this autumn were: Lisanally Special School and Royal Preparatory School Armagh, Scoil Mhuire Clontibret, St. Mary’s Primary School Granemore, Darkley Primary School, St. James Primary School Drumatee, Monaghan Collegiate and Hardy Memorial Primary School Richhill.

To see photos from the OASES event click here.

This event was also registered as part of Science Week, an annual event promoted by Discover Science and Engineering in Ireland. 

OASES is an interdisciplinary programme in which the Armagh Rhymers and the Armagh Observatory are advancing cross-community and cross-border networking by using science and the arts as a way of bringing people together "under the selfsame sky". It is supported through the European Union’s PEACE III Small Grants Programme promoted by Armagh City and District Council and managed by the PEACE III Southern Cluster Partnership for the Special EU Programmes Body.

Apart from enjoying the Armagh Planetarium’s show and exhibition area, the day was also packed with other astronomy-inspired activities organised by the Armagh Observatory and the Armagh Rhymers and, as one teacher described it, “full of information told through fun and music”“This was a very worthwile programme for the children”, said another teacher; “without activities like this there would be less understanding between communities”.

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