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



Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)


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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


Presented by Gerry Kelly
OB Chief: Tom Reid
Cameras: Gil Henderson
Sound: Gary Mawhinney
Lighting: Fred Hopwood
Vision Supervisor: Allen McMurtry
Vision Mixer: William Scott
Videotape Recording: Steven Ruff
X Appeal Cameraman: Blane Scott
Video Editor: Philip White
Make-up: Claire Smyth
Floor Manager: Ann McClelland
Graphic Designer: Michael Williams
Designer: Colin Parker
Production Assistant: Maureen Dickson
Research: Kate Calumarte
Programme Associate: Michael Henderson
Editor: Gerry Kelly
Producer: Robert Lamrock

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