Galloway Astronomy Centre

Galloway Astronomy Centre

Craiglemine Cottage, Glasserton, Wigtownshire, 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.

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Weather forecast

  • 22/07/24

    16° 9%
  • 22/07/24

    14° 8%
  • 23/07/24

    13° 5%
  • 23/07/24

    12° 2%

Weather forecast for Whithorn (2.6 miles away) updated 22/07/24 at 04:00.




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    Friday 1st November 2024 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

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