Mills Observatory

Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Location description

The historic Mills observatory is the first purpose-built observatory in Britain with it's sole aim to educate and encourage the public's understanding of science.  The impressive sandstone building stands proud atop Balgay Hill on the outskirts of Dundee City centre.  The observatory runs a full event schedule throughout the year of which most events are free of charge.  Join the experienced and friendly astronomers as they give you a guided tour of fascinating objects which can be seen through their large automated telescopes.  A great experience for everyone!


Location event organiser

Mills Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Planetarium

This location has a planetarium offering astronomy presentations projected onto a large curved screen or dome.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/07/19
19:00
16°
8%
18/07/19
22:00
14°
3%
19/07/19
01:00
13°
4%
19/07/19
04:00
12°
6%
Weather forecast for Ancrum Outdoor Education Centre (0.10 miles away) updated 18/07/19 at 06:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Forthcoming events at this location

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 27th July 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 3rd August 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 10th August 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 24th August 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2019

Saturday 31st August 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

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When to visit

The best time to visit Mills Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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