Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory

Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, Angus, DD2 2UB

The historic Mills observatory is the first purpose-built observatory in Britain, with its sole aim to educate and encourage the public’s understanding of science.

The impressive sandstone building stands proud atop Balgay Hill within a wood on Dundee city centre’s outskirts. It boasts fantastic views over the River Tay from its dome and balcony areas.

Join the experienced and friendly staff as they give you a guided tour of fascinating objects seen through their range of telescopes.

Admission is free, except for selected events, and there is no need to book a visit; simply drop in! An excellent experience for everyone!

Mills Observatory is also used as a meeting venue for the Dundee Astronomical Society.


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  • St Andrews University Astro-Society meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 13th June 2024 from 21:15pm to 23:15pm

    University of St Andrews Observatory, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ (11.6 miles away)

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  • St Andrews University Astro-Society meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 20th June 2024 from 21:15pm to 23:15pm

    University of St Andrews Observatory, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ (11.6 miles away)

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  • St Andrews University Astro-Society meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 21:15pm to 23:15pm

    University of St Andrews Observatory, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ (11.6 miles away)

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  • St Andrews University Astro-Society meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 4th July 2024 from 21:15pm to 23:15pm

    University of St Andrews Observatory, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ (11.6 miles away)

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  • St Andrews University Astro-Society meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 11th July 2024 from 21:15pm to 23:15pm

    University of St Andrews Observatory, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ (11.6 miles away)

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