Observatory in Dundee

For all, you astronomy aficionados out there, head along to Mills Observatory in Dundee! Visit Britain’s first-ever purpose-built public observatory and watch the stars and planets through their telescopes. Admire the beautiful scenery from the top of Balgay Hill! The woodland setting and incredible views of the Tay gives the observatory a very picturesque atmosphere. Learn about the night sky in the planetarium shows or view the incredible space exploration and astronomical displays. Use the fully computerised telescope that shows up to 30,000 objects to learn even more about the Solar System and beyond!

Where can I explore the galaxy from Dundee?

Watch the skies! At Mills Observatory in Dundee!

Come along with your friends and family and explore the galaxy. There is so much to learn and see at Mills Observatory. You can even attend a planetarium show for just £1 for adults and 50p for children! The Observatory itself is completely free, making this an inexpensive, yet very enjoyable trip for people of all ages. Shows are run every second Friday at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. If you are looking for something different or want to learn more about the universe you live in, then add this activity to your Stack today!

  • General admission | Free
  • Planetarium shows | Friday’s at 7pm-9pm | £1 Adults, 50p Children
  • Monday – Friday | 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday + Sunday | 12:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Gift shop
  • Parking
  • Toilets

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