Virtual Tour



Welcome to Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE) – home to the UK Astronomy Technology Centre and the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Astronomy. Here you can take a virtual tour of our ROE site.

To navigate your way around – hover over our buildings in the aerial shot. See colour-coded pop ups and click through to take a look inside. There’s also a navigation bar at the foot of each page too.

During our Doors Open Days weekend, we held live events such as planetarium shows, astronomy talks, a tour of the lab, and more! If you want to watch the recordings of any of these events please click on the video playback icon


Take a deep dive into our buildings to...

Explore our history and heritage of astronomical observing in the city.

Find out about the ground-breaking 21st Century science and engineering for space research and what we do for the world’s biggest observatories and space missions.

Join in too with some fun activities for the kids.

Not only that…

Watch again our previously recorded live events by our astronomers and engineers.