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Covid 19 Announcement

The Royal Observatory Visitor Centre is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are not confirming any new group bookings at the current time, and there are no public events taking place on site.

All upcoming events are subject to cancellation. Attendees to cancelled public events will receive a full refund. If you have any questions please get in touch via email on as the Visitor Centre team are currently working from home.

Astronomy Talks

Online talks now available!

Talks from astronomers and engineers online.

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Virtual Night Sky Tours

A beginner’s guide to what you can see in the night sky at this time of year, including highlights chosen by local astronomers.

Watch Previous Virtual Night Sky Tours

Special Events

Occasionally we run special events with partners around Edinburgh and as part of wider festivals or events.

Special Events Programme

Dark Sky Events

The Dark Sky Scotland programme runs events at locations throughout Scotland.

Dark Sky Scotland website