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 -14th August, 7.30pm - 9pm. SESSION FULLY BOOKED

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

Recent Activities.

Staff and students from Wageningen University visited us on July 10th

Staff and adult students from Edinburgh College International Office visited us on July 20th

Staff and participants from George Heriot's Jr. School Holiday Club visited us on July 23rd

Staff and participants from the Lothian Autistic Society Summer Playscheme visited us on July 29th