Armagh Observatory & Planetarium’s logo launch hits new heights

John Hooks

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John Hooks

IF there is one thing you can depend on in Northern Ireland it’s for the weather to wreak havoc with your best laid plans.
And that was the case recently when Armagh Observatory and Planetarium teamed up with local schools to engage the help of a passing satelite to help launch their new logo.


Pupils from the Royal School and the Armstrong Primary gathered on the Royal School’s playing fields to create a massive version of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium's new logo.
The pupils scaled up an outline of the logo to 92 metres in diameter accompanying huge letters ‘AOP’ which represented the Armagh Observatory & Planetarium’s name. The letters, which were marked on the adjacent grass playing fields, were cut into the grass and covered an area, measuring 203m in length.


“The plan was to get a passing satellite to catch a glimpse of our logo from space, but cloud cover sadly hid the huge symbols,” said an AOP spokesperson.
“However a drone acted as a backup and took some imagery revealing for the first time what the enormous project looked like from high above the ground.”

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