Observatory

OBSERVATORY

  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

SEE THE NIGHT SKY AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

Craigengillan Estate is home to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory – one of only two publicly accessible research grade observatories in a gold tier Dark Sky Park in the world.

The night skies here are some of the darkest that most people will ever see. Countless stars, the milky way stretching from horizon to horizon, planets, shooting stars, comets and the northern lights are all visible.

 

 

A visit to the observatory inspires people of all ages and backgrounds with a sense of wonder at the witness and beauty of the heavens and revelation of mans place within the universe.

The Observatory is fully-equipped with two powerful telescopes, a lecture theatre and an outdoor observation deck. All visitors are welcome, from astronomy students to school parties, individual enthusiasts and groups of friends.