Visitor Centre

Welcome to the Royal Observatory Visitor Centre website.

Royal Observatory Domes

We've been unwrapped and our copper domes have been fully repaired.

We are now open for business again, welcoming group and school bookings. Individuals and small groups (less than 10 people) can book for one of our Public Astronomy Evenings, which are currently held weekly over the winter months. Or why not come along to one of our weekly talks on Monday evenings.

We are also still taking bookings for visits to schools.

NOTICE: with the exception of our Winter Talks lecture series we are unable to accept drop in visits from groups or members of the public. Pre-booked visits only.

Upcoming Events:

Public Astronomy Evening - 25th April. Both sessions fully booked.

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 23rd May, 7.30pm

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 20th June, 7.30pm

Recent Activities

Volunteers from the Crisis UK charity group visited us on March 31st

P6 pupils from Prestonfield Primary School visited us on April 2nd

Physics students from the International School Hannover visited us on April 9th

Students from the Edinburgh University School of Chemistry visited us on April 10th

Members of the Dalgety Bay Astronomy Club visited us on April 16th