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:

Summer Public Astronomy Evening -11th September, 7.30pm - 9pm. SESSION FULLY BOOKED

First Winter Public Astronomy Evening -2nd October, 6.30pm and 8pm.

Recent Activities.

Staff and participants from the Lothian Autistic Society Summer Playscheme visited us on August 5th

Children and leaders from Liberton Primary School After School Club visited us on August 6th

Staff and students from Wallace College visited us on August 14th

Staff and pupils from Balwearie High School visited us on August 31st