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The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses on a single site a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a Visitor Centre.The Visitor Centre is open for...more
I took a trip up Blackford Hill to have a look at the Royal Observatory It is n interesting building ,unfortunately it is prebooking only with groups up to 10 .It was my fault for not
checking the website .I believe there is an open...More
We knew this might be disappointing if the skies were cloudy but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a long climb up steps to the top of the observatory for a talk about stars and to look at the giant telescope while waiting for the...More
Had come up Calton hill with no real advance knowledge of what was actually up there, only being told it was a great view of the city, So naturally enough we went up there, then we see among other things the observatory, and thinking of...More
Went in a clear/cloudy night. Group was fully booked but in good spirits.
The 3 guides were excellent and explained a lot about the observatory and the work they do.
Fascinating to learn about.
The dome is incredible and the telescope is the largest one...More
We spent a wonderful evening being fascinated by all that was stars and planets - Staff were excellent, explaining in plain speak out the differences, and what was to come. suitable for adults and children (about 6 years I would think). A very dark clear...More
Recently visited the Observatory for a very special afternoon tea to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday.
We are semi professional Afternoon Tea consumers and the one at the Observatory is pretty special. It is made up of very interesting local dishes that are prepared and...More
Very well attended by the reception staff. You can get all the information about the Upcoming Events in the Observatory. Entrance to the top of Observatory goes through the reception centre. Beautiful view from the top.