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  • Toner Stevenson

Armagh Observatory: an astronomical past, present and future

Presented by Dr Rok Nežič

Date: Monday 7 November, 6:30pm AEDT (Keynote talk will start at 7pm ). Via: Zoom (a link is sent to members. If you are not a member and would like to join this talk please email:


Located in Northern Ireland, Armagh Observatory's history dates back over 200 years. Today it has an active research role in contemporary astronomy, a planetarium and science centre with a vibrant education program. The significant buildings, instruments and archival heritage pose opportunities as well as challenges. Drawing on these unique and exciting attributes, astronomer Dr Rok Nezik will discuss his current role and provide insights into his doctoral research in comets and planetary science.


Dr Rok Nežič is the current Tours & Outreach Officer at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium. Originally from Slovenia, Rok studied at University of Cambridge, and University College London. He came to AOP to undertake his PhD and graduated in 2020. With a background in Planetary Science, Rok specialises in Comets, but through his work at AOP, finds himself talking about all aspects of our Universe.


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