OASES Out-of-this-World Experience: coming soon! 

The Armagh Rhymers and Armagh Observatory welcome you to the fourth stage of the OASES programme: a visit to the Armagh Planetarium on Friday 12 November! 

This event is officialy registered as part of Science Week 2010, wich this year has the special theme “Our Place in Space”



10:00 Arrival at the Armagh Planetarium

10:15 – 10.45 Planetarium show (group I) and exhibition area (group II)

10.50 – 11.20  Planetarium show (group II) and exhibition area (group I)

11.25 – 12.00 OASES Workshop (in the Copernicus room)

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch  (students and teachers should bring in packed lunches)

13.00 – 14.00 Students’ Performance of the songs learnt during the OASES project

        Armagh Rhymers Show

               Science Week Mini-Quizzes

        Methamagical Show

        Prize giving for the OASES poem competition

Buses leave at 14.15

Participating Schools:

Monaghan Collegiate School, Monaghan

Lisanally Special School, Armagh

St. Mary’s Primary School, Granemore

Hardy Memorial Primary School, Richhill

St. James Primary School, Drumate

Darkley Primary School, Darkley

Royal Preparatory School, Armagh

Scoil Mhuire, Clontibret

The 170 children from eight schools in counties Armagh and Monaghan that were involved in this innovative project in the autumn should be prepared for an out-of-this-world experience at the Armagh Planetarium on Friday 12 November.

The visit will contain a planetarium show, a discovery visit through the planetarium’s exhibition area, a very special mathemagical presentation, professional story telling, mini-science quizzes, prizes for the winners of the OASES poem challenge, and, most importantly, their own performance of astronomy-inspired songs and dances learned during the course of the project. 

All these spiced-up with traditional music by the highly acclaimed Armagh Rhymers.

The Planetarium will also host an exhibition of the the amazing astro-art paintings that were produced during the project’s workshops.

This event is registered as part of the Science Week, an annual event in the Republic of Ireland that aims to promote the relevance of science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives. Only that this year it has a very special theme: "Our Place in Space"! That's exactly what we've learnt in the OASES project, isn't it?

Visit the Science week page to get ideas for classroom activities, see astronomy comics, and lots of other fun stuff.

Don't forget the OASES poem Challenge

Entries should be submitted to Miruna by Wednesday 10 November.

Many prizes to be won - and  everyone who enters gets a cool NASA present!

Many thanks to Discover Science and Engineering (DSE) - Science for a Successful Ireland - for their kind support for the entrance fees for the planetarium as partnership for activities during Science Week aimed at schools in the border region.

The OASES project is part-funded through the EU's PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. The Armagh Rhymers Educational and Cultural Organisation is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Armagh Observatory is an astronomical research institute with a rich heritage, supported by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

© 2010 OASES