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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 | a month ago
Wrap up wel.
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Report | 2 months ago
Very helpful staff, great to deal with, would recommend x
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Report | 2 months ago
Loved it. Road up to the Observatory has been given some very adverse comments. If you take your time it is fine. The only difficult/awkward part is the very last bend before you reach the Observatory it's a very sharp bend on a steep rise. I think the secret may be to take the bend as wide as you can. Have been on worse roads in the forests of America.
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Report | 3 months ago
Interesting talk, great little museum/ science exhibits and planetarium
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Report | 4 months 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 | 6 months ago
Great night. We learned a lot.
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Report | 6 months ago
Very interesting and an enjoyable evening.
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Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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Closed
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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