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The Observatory maintains an active visitors programme, encompassing students, postdoctoral research assistants and more senior researchers, and hosts a research seminar approximately once per week during the academic year. The calendar year 2000 saw working visits from 12 senior astronomers (postdoctoral status or higher), with additional visits by 3 PhD students based elsewhere. Observatory staff also supervised 12 school work-experience students, 2 A-level summer students under the Nuffield scheme, and 2 Trinity College Dublin (TCD) students on final-year undergraduate projects. The programme of research colloquia for 2000 (numbering 25 separate talks) is listed in Appendix D; almost two-thirds of these seminars were provided by external speakers, many coming to Armagh from abroad.