Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Exhibitions

Craigengillan, Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6 7PZ

    Welcome to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory,

    The SDSO is located on a hilltop site within the world reknowned Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

    Enjoying amazingly dark night skies, guests can view the universe through two large telescopes, including a 20” Planewave CDK telescope in a 5 metre dome.

    The observatory is open to the public, as well as societies, clubs, and schools, educating people of all ages about astronomy and the night sky.


    The observatory is open Monday to Saturday for pre-booked visits, including stargazing evenings, and special events involving guest speakers or based around particular dates in the astronomical calendar.

    The SDSO also welcomes group bookings, corporate events and private hire all throughout the week.

    Our mobile inflatable planetarium dome can be hired, giving you an immersive tour of the cosmos.

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    See website for availability and opening times.

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £10.00 per ticket
    Child £6.00 per ticket
    Concession £6.00 per ticket
    Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £28.00 per ticket

    All visits to the observatory must be pre-booked.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • PayPal

    Transport

    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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