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:

Winter Public Astronomy Evening -27th March. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED

What's Up? by Ali, Martin and Will - 30th March, 7.30pm

Winter Public Astronomy Evening -3rd April. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED

Recent Activities.

Staff and pupils from the International School Hannover visited us on March 23rd

Starlab took part in a schools event run by the Tweeddale Astronomy Society on March 25th

Members of the Edinburgh U3A Science group visited us for the evening on March 25th

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