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Moffat Dark Sky Town

Moffat Dark Sky Town

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, Dumfriesshire, DG10

Moffat in Dumfries & Galloway takes the title of Europe’s very first Dark Sky Town, having adopted special street lighting to keep light pollution to a minimum to preserve the great starry skies above the area. This specific location is that of a car park a mile or so outside of the town. In 2021 the Moffat Community Observatory opened and is a venue for regular public stargazing sessions.


Moffat Dark Sky Town is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 17/08/22

    17° 4%
  • 17/08/22

    14° 7%
  • 18/08/22

    13° 4%
  • 18/08/22

    13° 7%

Weather forecast for Moffat (1.4 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 16:00.




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 (19.5 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 (19.5 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 (19.5 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 (19.5 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 (19.5 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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