The Byrne papers reflect the lifetime interests and scientific activities of Dr P.B. Byrne. He was Research Astronomer at the Armagh Observatory from 1976 until 1997 and Assistant Director during the 1990s until 1996. The papers comprise his scientific correspondence and manuscripts relating to his major publications.
The Historical Archives of the Armagh Observatory comprise documents relating to the Buildings and Administration, Astronomical Drawings, the Papers of the Directors and Staff, and Documents concerning Railways. The papers detailing the administration of the Observatory include items such as the printed Act of the Irish Parliament setting up the Observatory in 1791, with the 1938 amendment, Minute ...