Moffat Community Observatory

Moffat Community Observatory

Old Carlisle Road, Moffat, 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 wonderful views of various night sky objects. In addition, the venue is the proud home of the enthusiastic astronomers of Moffat Astronomy Club.

As of July 2021, the observatory has yet to be open to the public, and it is hoped events may start taking place in September 2021.

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.


Location events organiser

Moffat Astronomy Club

Moffat Astronomy Club organises events at this location

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


Weather forecast

  • 25/09/21

    16° 16%
  • 25/09/21

    15° 15%
  • 26/09/21

    15° 18%
  • 26/09/21

    15° 45%

Weather forecast for Moffat (0.5 miles away) updated 25/09/21 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Moffat Dark Sky Walk

    Saturday 2nd October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    St Andrew’s Church – Moffat, 1 Church Place, Moffat, DG10 9ES (0.4 miles away)

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 12th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 9th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

    Tuesday 14th December 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Caddon View

    14 Pirn Road, Innerleithen, EH44 6HH (25.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Entrance Lodge – Hawick

    Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, TD9 7JL (26.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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