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Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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Loch Doon, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire KA6 7PZ Loch Doon, Dalmellington Directions
Today 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Closed All Hours

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  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Fri
    1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Sat
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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A hilltop site gives unbridled night-time views of space at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. Among the natural surrounds of rugged Craigengillan, star-gazers can train their eyes on distant planets using a range of telescopes. The 14" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope lets astronomers peer first-hand into the unknown, while the robotic 20" Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope is housed in a 5-metre domed observatory. An elevated observation deck gives naked-eye views of the sky. In addition to sightseeing visits, the observatory also hosts lecture nights for schools, and sends out a mobile planetarium for private functions.

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Report | 3 months ago
Very good. Unfortunately it was cloudy on our visit but we managed to see some stars. Also some computer problems but it was handled professionally.
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Report | 3 months ago
What an experience would definitely recommend. Highly interesting and the staff are welcoming and have plenty time for questions. We were lucky enough that the moon was a slightly blood moon with a partial eclipse.we will be returning. Only one advice I could give it take your time on the road leading up to the Observatory.
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Report | 4 months ago
This visit was purchased as a gift for my daughter. She enjoyed the experience a lot having the chance to see Jupiter and three of its moons in a bright late June sky.
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Report | 5 months ago
Excellent experience. Pity about the weather!. Overall excellent night however, & I would recommend a night here.
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Report | 6 months ago
Loved the experience and would definitely recommend
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Report | 6 months ago
Excellent evening staff courteous and very informative. Directions to observatory were spot on. Do remember to wrap up warmly!!
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Report | 7 months ago
Very Informative evening. Weather conditions were not great but did not hinder the proceedings
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Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Sun
Closed
Mon-Fri
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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