Venue & Accommodation


Our host for BAP2023 is Heather, and the team from Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Armagh Planetarium is the longest running planetarium in the British Isles. The planetarium was opened in 1968 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018


Address: College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB

Nearest airports are Belfast International Airport (BFS) and George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) which handles most of the domestic flights from the UK.  There are regular trains and buses from both airports and the city of Belfast itself.

For advice on transport rail, bus or road:

Dinner Venues

Thursday 31 Aug: optional dinner TBC

Friday 1 September: Conference dinner (Armagh City hotel) (sponsored) 

Saturday 2 September: Optional social dinner (cost TBC) 

All lunches, breakfast baps on Friday 1 September, tea and coffee is included in the conference registration price


We want to ensure BAP remains good value and there are many hotels nearby for all budgets.  A list of suggested hotels nearby are below.

Below is a list of hotels in the local area:
Hover over a location for the name, click for address and website.
Reminder – The conference will run between the following dates Fri 1 Sept - Sat 2 Sept

For details about Airbnb locations then click here

Hotel list (there are many hotels, but here is a selection for various budgets)

Armagh City Hotel

We have secured a discounted corporate rate for the nights of the conference at Armagh City Hotel, To book a room, contacthe hotel directly: Central Reservations office on (+44)28 3751 8888 and choose option 1, or email reservations at (remember to replace the at).  A credit/debit card number will be required to guarantee the booking. You must quote “Armagh Observatory” at the time of booking to qualify for the discounted rate.  The room booking is inclusive of full breakfast, free wifi, use of the leisure club, complimentary car parking, and VAT. 

Seagoe Hotel - Portadown
Charlemont Arms - Armagh
Blackwell House

Past venues

2022 - National Space Centre, Leicester

2021 - Virtual e-conference (Zoom)

2020 - Virtual e-conference (Zoom)

2019 - International Centre for Life, Newcastle

2018 - Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham Museums

2017 - Glasgow Science Centre

2016 - We the Curious (formerly At-Bristol)

2015 - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium (formerly INTECH)

2014 - Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham Museums

2013 - International Centre for Life,  Newcastle

2012 - National Space Centre, Leicester

2011 - World Museum, Liverpool

2010 - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium (formerly INTECH)

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