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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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Events nearby

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  • Stargazing Night at Babbage’s Bistro

    Friday 18th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Babbage's Bistro - Isle of Man, Ramsey, IM7 2DZ (27.5 miles away)

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  • Galloway Gathering – Spring 2022

    Monday 28th February 2022 from 12:00pm to Friday 4th March 2022 12:00pm

    Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB (7.7 miles away)

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  • Galloway Gathering – Autumn 2022

    Monday 21st November 2022 from 12:00pm to Monday 28th November 2022 12:00pm

    Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB (7.7 miles away)

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  • Galloway Gathering – Spring 2023

    Saturday 18th March 2023 from 12:00pm to Friday 24th March 2023 12:00pm

    Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB (7.7 miles away)

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  • Galloway Gathering – Autumn 2023

    Friday 10th November 2023 from 12:00pm to Thursday 16th November 2023 12:00pm

    Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site, Newton Stewart, DG8 9DB (7.7 miles away)

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