Customers can enjoy learning their way around the night sky, getting the chance to use professional telescopes and look at distant planets
What You'll Get
- What’s included: one or two adult admission tickets to the observatory
- Explore the 20” Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope in a 5-metre dome and a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Mobile inflatable planetarium can host up to 40 people at a time and provides a view of the night sky similar to that on a completely dark outdoor site
Experience start times will be confirmed at time of booking. Please note as this is a night time activity start time will be after sunset and as the months move into summer start times will get later.
The Fine Print
Valid 6 Jan - 31 July 2020. Limit 4 per 1 or 2 people, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Booking required 48 hours in advance, please email email@example.com or call 01292 551118; provide Groupon code. Present Groupon on arrival. No cancellations or rescheduling. Must be 16 or older. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Viewing subject to weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, an alternative programme will be offered. Experience start times will be confirmed at time of booking. Please note as this is a night time activity start time will be after sunset and as the months move into summer start times will get later. Sessions are classes up to 28 people. Dress for cold weather. No laser pointers. Torches used at the observatory must have red filters and dim during sessions. Access to venue has poor road condition. Use directions provided. Do not use sat-nav. Valid Mon-Fri. Excludes 14 February, 10 and 13 April, and 4 and 25 May 2020, as well as bank holidays. Valid for option purchased only.
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.