Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

  • Craigengillan Estate, Galloway Forest Park, near Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

  • 01292 551118


  • Contact for prices

  • Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, Times vary - please contact

Contact for prices
Opening up the science, art and nature of the Dark Skies for all."Following the recent establishment in Dumfries and Galloway of Britain's first Dark Sky Park, the SDSO is a public observatory on a rocky knowe in the hills above Loch Doon on the Craigengillan Estate. The skies above probably the darkest that most people will ever see. Countless stars, the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon, shooting stars, planets, comets and the Northern Lights are all visible from here. Guests can come to private bookings, open events or specific activities, can join the "Friends of the Observatory" group and can use the telescopes and other facilities at this wonderful natural resource - all visits to be pre booked with the observatory

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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