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.

Winter Talks: Why not come along to one of our weekly talks on Monday evenings, seat reservations available.

We are also still taking bookings for visits to schools.


International Year of LightNOTICE: we are unable to accept drop in visits from groups or members of the public. Pre-booked visits only.



Upcoming Events:

NMS Exhibition "Scotland’s – and Edinburgh’s – contributions to world-leading telescopes" - 25th March to 28th August 2016

Also of Interest: Summerhall Exhibition "deep dark _ pale blue" - 25th June to 17th July 2016

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 19th August. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 9th September. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.

Recent Activities.

Members of the Durham University Astronomy Society visited us on June 7th

Members of the Dunbar Young Navigators group visited us on June 16th

Starlab visited P4/5 pupils at St Ninian's Primary School on June 21st

Starlsb visited P4-6 pupils at Mearns and Craigdhu Primary Schools on June 23rd