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Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Loch Doon, Dalmellington

Observatory Entry for One or Two at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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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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3 ratings3 reviews
March 7, 2020
A great experience.
2 ratings1 reviews
February 22, 2020
Easy to deal with and book visit, at this time not been to the observatory.
1 ratings1 reviews
January 26, 2020
Would have been 5 stars but the road is horrendous!
1 ratings1 reviews
July 26, 2019
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.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 19, 2019
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.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 1, 2019
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.
10 ratings4 reviews
June 1, 2019
Excellent experience. Pity about the weather!. Overall excellent night however, & I would recommend a night here.
1 ratings1 reviews
May 1, 2019
Loved the experience and would definitely recommend
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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 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.

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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