Kelly's People: Armagh Planetarium

Kelly's People: Armagh Planetarium

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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium




Transmission 11/11/1988


42min 56sec




1 inch



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Kelly’s People ‘On Tour’ comes from the Armagh Planetarium & Observatory. 

Kelly meets Terence Murtagh, the director of the planetarium, who tells a bit more about the planetarium’s mission to educate, entertain and share knowledge about space and astronomy.  Kelly gets a guided tour by the planetarium’s own lecturers John Flynn, John Tate and Martin Ratcliffe and in the theatre talks to an astronomer, writer and TV presenter Heather Couper known for popularising science and her programme ‘The Stars’. Other guests joining the discussion on astronomy are astronomer Nigel Henbest, sci-fi fans and authors, amateur astronomers, an astrologist, members of the Six of One society and a man with impressive memory skills. The programme also features a performance by X Appeal & Gary Holey featuring Tony the robot.


The programme includes an excerpt from 1938 radio programme ‘War of the Worlds’ written by H.G.Wells and directed by Orson Wells 00:11:14 – 00:12:03


Guests: Roma Tomelty, Joseph Tomelty, Jimmy McCrudden, Mina Dornan, Sheila McGibbon, Leila Webster, George Cunningham, Liam Kelly, John Braidwood, Thomas Kelly, Gerry Anderson, Tom Strain, The Bogmen

Presented by Gerry Kelly
Producer/ Director: David Donaghy
Programme Editor: Gerry Kelly
Cameras: Gil Henderson
Sound: Bruce Switzer
Make Up: Sheila Dundee
Props: Jimmy McConnell
Riggers: David Wilkinson
Electrician: Billy Rowan
Vision Supervisor: Allen McMurtry
VTR Engineer: Gerry Ross
Vision Mixer: William Scott
Floor Manager: Ann McClelland
Graphics: Michael Williams and Brian Owens
Programme Associate: Michael Henderson
Music: John Anderson
Lighting Director: Fred Hopwood
Designer: Diane Menaul
Crew Chief: Tom Reid
Production Assistant: Liz Stewart

Ulster Television Production


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