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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    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 days ago
Had a great clear night to see the moon, Jupiter and Venus as well as several stars and a satellite. My 10 year old struggled a bit as it was all adults and aimed at them. Would return for a kids session when it gets dark a little earlier. Very informative evening.
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Report | a month ago
Great night. We learned a lot.
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Very interesting and an enjoyable evening.
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