Public Astronomy Evenings at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Every Friday evening, 7pm - 8:45pm

Come along to find out more about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and about what happens here today. Our team will help you find your way around the night sky whatever the weather. When possible, you'll have the opportunity to observe the heavens with our telescopes. If the weather lets us down, our team will equip you with some handy hints and tips for finding your way around the night sky.

Booking is essential. To book, please call 0131 668 8404 or email

Cost: £4 for adults, £3 for children/concessions. Special £10.50 family ticket (admits up to 2 adults and up to 3 children). We are unable to accept payments by card.

Please note: These events are designed to go ahead whatever the weather. Should we have to cancel in cases of extreme weather, we will contact all those booked.


To find out what is happening in the sky this month follow this link to our Sky View newsletter.

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