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Armagh Observatory reports that April 2015 was the sunniest April for 94 years

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The long and distinguished record of valuable astronomical observations made by Armagh Observatory has resumed following the capture of "first light" using a newly installed telescope there. The euro 118,000 instrument will help Armagh astronomers study variable stars whose light emissions do not remain constant.
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10 inch Grubb Refractor

July 28th marks the 125th anniversary of the erection of the 10-inch Grubb refracting telescope at the Armagh Observatory. The refractor was commissioned from Howard Grubb of Dublin. Following some adjustments to the telescope, including the addition of a rack and pinion for rotating the eyepiece, the first night the telescope could be used was on the 8th October 1885.

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