Welcome to the webpages for the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Here is an image of the much hyped comet C\2012 S1 ISON that we have taken from the observatory – still too faint for naked eye observation but showing up nicely in images…. click for a closer view.
If you wish to visit the observatory but would prefer not to drive yourself, you now have an alternative with the launch of a new venture, a guided tour is now available direct to the SDSO from Edinburgh and hopefully soon from Glasgow too.
“Put simply, we want to take you to the stars. Every Friday and Saturday night from October 2013, we will transport our guests from Edinburgh City Centre to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory based in Galloway Forest Park. Included in the shuttle price is entry to the Observatory and use of their state of the art telescopes.”
Tickets available from the website
or via the “Guided Tours” link on this site.
You can also donate to the Observatory to help us stay available – by the button below: