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:

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 5th September, 7.30pm

Winter Public Astronomy Evening - 3rd October, 6.30pm & 8pm

Recent Activities

Our outreach team attended West Lothian Council's Wild Day Out event in Livingston on July 5th

Students from the Astrobiology Summer Academy visited us for the day on July 8th

Students from Edinburgh College International Centre visited us on July 9th and 10th

Staff from the Edinburgh University International Office visited us on July 31st