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Galloway Astronomy Centre

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Set up telescope with Mikr

Mike was very informative and we were glad to finally get the telescope set up. It had been a... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
nickmcmechan
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Dalkeith
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Stargazing Birthday

Overnight with stargazing bought as a present for an enthusiastic beginner. Very friendly welcome... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
MotherwellBoy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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1 Nov 2017
“Set up telescope with Mikr”
7 Apr 2017
“Stargazing Birthday”
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Mike was very informative and we were glad to finally get the telescope set up. It had been a complete mystery to use before, even after extensive googling! Mike was great and answered all our questions so we now feel confident to stargaze. It was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Overnight with stargazing bought as a present for an enthusiastic beginner. Very friendly welcome inside and lovely scenery outside. At nightfall we observed Mercury and the Moon in astonishing detail before being shown round the universe in the observatory. Mike was able to field all...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MotherwellBoy
gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for the 5 star rating and glowing review. It is especially heartening when someone visits us for a special event such as a birthday - and gets a lovely clear night. We hope we have the pleasure of showing you more of the...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We decided to see something different on our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed at all. The weather was bad on Saturday and we just got 2-3 hours of clear sky on Sunday but Mike made sure that we took full advantage of it. He...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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scotastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Rakesh It is much appreciated that you wanted to spend your wedding anniversary at the Centre. We are pleased you enjoyed the stargazing experience so much and thank you for the very positive review. We wish you both every happiness together and hope to see...More

Reviewed 15 December 2016

The owners are specialists providing accommodation and astronomy lessons, just the thing for a winters night.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The owners successfully accommodated us for two nights whilst we attended a nearby wedding. We had never stayed in a B&B before and didn't know what to expect. The breakfasts were brilliant with homemade gluten free bread and they had even got some koko milk...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Thank you for your review. If I understand you correctly it was that fact that you were sharing a house with strangers that was uncomfotable rather than the accommodation itself. I can understand how you might have felt as it was a bit odd to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016

My wife and I paid a visit this weekend and both thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our stay included: - Introduction to astronomy course - accommodation for one evening - breakfast We received a warm welcome on our arrival and were offered tea and coffee while...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Dean D
gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Dean Thank you for your very positive review and we are so pleased you found your visit useful. It was unfortunate that the clouds came in after sunset. I hope you will be able to use some of your new knowledge with the binoculars we...More

Reviewed 17 January 2016

If you are keen on Astronomy and want to go to a place with dark skies, comfy beds, nutritious food and someone to guide you around the night sky then this is it. Mike is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about astronomy and Helen is an...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

Thank you for the very postive review. I was so pleased you had lovely clear skies. Although there is a mention of warm clothing on the website, you have made me think I should make visitors aware of the need for it. In the countryside...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I would thoroughly recommend the Galloway Astronomy Centre. Mike and Helen make you so welcome and you feel part of the family as they join you for meals which are homemade by Helen - great lemon meringue pie. Mike's knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy is...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

Thanks for the great review for both astronomy and Helen's cooking. We were so pleased that we could show you not only the Lunar Eclipse but the lovely starry sky too. Hope you get to be a TV star! best regards Mike

Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Went back to the Galloway Astronomy Centre to mark the1 year anniversary of my husband's death with my child who is autistic. I have named a star for him, and it helps my boy cope with his death. This year they also welcomed my dog....More

Date of experience: September 2015
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gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

We were moved that you wanted you visited us again especially at a rather sad time and pleased that it helped you and your son. Happily, we managed to arrange for 3 clear nights to view the star. We look forward to seeing you both...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015

I just came back from an amazing two night stay at the Galloway Astronomy Centre with a friend. I can tell you that Mike and Hellen are the nicest hosts I have ever met. The house offers very beautiful views and is not far from...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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gallowayastro, Owner at Galloway Astronomy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Thank you for the very positive review. We are so pleased you had a great time with us. Being able to show guests our beautiful skies is such a pleasure. We look forward to see you again soon. Mike

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Tony P
3 May 2017|
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Response from gallowayastro | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we allow a dog provided it is well trained. The dog must be on a lead when around the property as we have chickens. regards Mike
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Lisa B
18 July 2015|
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Response from gallowayastro | Property representative |
Hello Thanks for your enquiry. We are open to non residents for tours of the night sky. However, at this time of year it does not get dark until midnight. This might be a bit late for your child. Let me know if you have a... More
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