Customers can enjoy learning their way around the night sky, getting the chance to use professional telescopes and look at distant planets
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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- £12 for observatory entry for one (25% off)
£21 for observatory entry for two (34% off)
- Includes an introductory presentation and a tour of the facility
- Customers will have the chance to use the telescopes for stargazing, weather permitting
The Fine Print
Expires 31 Jul 2019. Valid from 7 Jan 2019. Limit 4 per 1 or 2 people, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Booking required at least 48 hours in advance, please call 01292 551118; quote Groupon code. Present Groupon on arrival. No cancellations once booked. Rescheduling by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Valid Mon-Fri. Excludes 14 Feb, 19 and 22 Apr, 6 and 27 May 2019 and bank holidays. Valid for option purchased only. Dress for cold weather. Follow driving directions provided below (do not use sat-nav as it can mislead). No laser pointers. Torches used at the observatory must have red filters during observing sessions. Times to be confirmed on booking. Please note, as this is a night-time event it will usually start from 8 pm and onwards, after sunset, and as the months move in it will be later. Sessions are classes of up to 30 people. Viewing subject to weather conditions. Please click here for information about reaching the venue as road conditions are poor.
About Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
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.