Astronomy is an involving, inspirational activity with the capacity to attract people, especially the young, towards science, engineering and information technology. The Armagh Observatory seeks to develop this interest by disseminating the results of its scientific research through a programme of public outreach and public understanding of science (PUS). The principal elements of this policy include:
The Armagh Observatory is fully committed to implement the New TSN Policy. The Observatory encourages a culture in which resources in appropriate areas of its activities and interactions with the public are targeted so far as possible on individuals, groups, agencies or geographical areas, that have greatest social need. In this way, the Observatory contributes directly to the Northern Ireland Executive's TSN Policy and Programme for Government, especially in providing enhanced access and choice for those in education, and lifelong learning opportunities for the general public.