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:

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 17th June. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.

Summer Public Astronomy Evening - 15th July. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.

Recent Activities.

Members of the Edinburgh U3A Astronomy group visited us on May 11th

Members of the Balerno 52nd Scout group visited us on May 13th

Members of the Broughton Scouts group visited us for the evening on May 18th

P4 pupils from Redwell Primary School visited us on May 25th