Galloway Astronomy Centre

Galloway Astronomy Centre

Craiglemine Cottage, Glasserton, DG8 8NE

Enjoy a stargazing break at the Galloway Astronomy Centre and experience the fabulous dark skies of South West Scotland!

From the on-site observatory, home to a huge 16″ reflecting telescope, guests can enjoy tours of the heavens viewing distant objects, including galaxies and nebulae.

Non-residents may also book private tours in advance, which can be tailor-made to meet your level of experience and interests.


Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks. If you visit and find that the location is not dark sky friendly please let us know!

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Weather forecast

  • 20/09/21

    15° 11%
  • 20/09/21

    13° 5%
  • 21/09/21

    12° 5%
  • 21/09/21

    11° 4%

Weather forecast for Whithorn (2.6 miles away) updated 20/09/21 at 20:00.




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  • Galloway Gathering – Autumn 2021

    Tuesday 2nd November 2021 from 12:00pm to Sunday 7th November 2021 12:00pm

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