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Moffat Community Observatory

Moffat Community Observatory

Old Carlisle Road, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9QJ

The Moffat Community Observatory offers a fantastic astronomical resource to the local community, complementing the town’s Dark Sky Town status as recognised by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Constructed of two log cabins and a three-metre diameter dome, the observatory houses a professional telescope offering beautiful views of various night sky objects. In addition, the venue is the proud home of the enthusiastic astronomers of Moffat Astronomy Club.

The observatory opened in October 2021 and from November that year will be accepting bookings via the Moffat Astronomy website.

Unfortunately, the facility is already under threat from the proposed construction of a vast farm of wind turbines on nearby Scoop Hill. So we ask those who the development will adversely impact to support Moffat Astronomy Club’s objections to the scheme.


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Moffat Astronomy Club

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Please contact Moffat Astronomy Club directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Moffat (0.5 miles away) updated 13/08/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 13th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (19.1 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 11th October 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (19.1 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 8th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (19.1 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 13th December 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (19.1 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 10th January 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (19.1 miles away)

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