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Address: Glamis Rd, Balgay Park, Dundee DD2 2UB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1382 435967
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12:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 16:00

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Star Gazer

I booked an event for the evening where we were given an informative lecture and display of what to look for in the heavens over the next month. The evening sky was projected onto... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
robinred0
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked an event for the evening where we were given an informative lecture and display of what to look for in the heavens over the next month. The evening sky was projected onto a large curved screen and the staff were so enthusiastic I was enthralled. Talk of the space race and clips of astronauts entering space stations hooked... More 

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Forest of Dean
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We found it a great place to visit, But be aware its a bit of a hard to get to the top of the hill, the only down side was it was not in use on the day but the guy we spoke to was very knowledgeable and listening to him i wish i had £3 millon to give him... More 

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Scotland
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you need something free or very cheap to do with kids check out the Saturday afternoon events at the Observatory. As well as being a really cool place to visit, it's atop a steep hill in Balgay Park, which means the kids get fresh air and exercise just getting to it. They will learn lots, have a great time,... More 

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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great visitor attraction if the conditions are right. Probably best on a clear winter's night when there would be loads of stars and planets to see. Staff are great, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was only here for a Dunfermline match at Dundee Utd but my friend has a degree in Astonomy.To me it was a pleasant walk past cypresses,redwoods,cedars etc but he told me about the modern telescope and Victorian one.He knew that Sir Patrick Moore opened what we see today and that Apollo Astronaut Scott had visited.Presumably not the Engineer on... More 

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Thank John L
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Lovely walk through Balgay park to the observatory, Interesting visit and staff are very helpful and more than willing to answer questions.

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1 Thank 105lizbeth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very informative and located within the beautiful Balgay Hill. Mils Observatory is certainly worth a visit.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Took my boys to a free event hosted by the guys at the Observatory and they got to look at the sun through a special telescope. They had a great time and the man was fab with the kids, making sure everyone got a turn.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We were lucky enough to visit on the last day of March(it is only open part of the year). It is a free experience to look at the stars and gain knowledge from the staff. Beautiful location overlooking the city and the water.

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1 Thank tanya c
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Spent a good few evenings here as a kid. (Has there ever been a child that doesn't think space is amazing?) The staff (possibly volunteers) are always friendly, very knowlegdeable and enthusiastic. Any time spent gazing down that grand old telescope is time well spent. It's the sort of place that makes you feel guilty for not taking advantage of... More 

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