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.


International Year of LightNOTICE: 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:

Apollo 21: Lost Among Stars - 15th April. 7pm - 8.30pm

Winter Public Astronomy Evening -17th April. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED

Winter Public Astronomy Evening -24th April. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED

Recent Activities.

S2 pupils from Preston Lodge High School visited us on March 26th

Members of the Peebles Scout Group visited us on March 30th

Members of the 48th Dalgety Bay Explorer Scouts group visited us on March 31st

Members of the Global Yurtdisi Egitim group visited us on April 9th