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

  • 16/07/24

    17° 8%
  • 16/07/24

    13° 1%
  • 17/07/24

    11° 1%
  • 17/07/24

    10° 2%

Weather forecast for Moffat (1.4 miles away) updated 16/07/24 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Tuesday 1st October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (1.2 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Wednesday 2nd October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (1.2 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Thursday 3rd October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (1.2 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Friday 4th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (1.2 miles away)

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  • Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

    Saturday 5th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Moffat Community Observatory, Moffat, DG10 9QJ (1.2 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Crawick Multiverse

    Crawick, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, DG4 6ET (21.0 miles away)

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  • Caddon View

    14 Pirn Road, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6HH (24.3 miles away)

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  • Entrance Lodge – Hawick

    Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 7JL (24.9 miles away)

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  • Singdean Alpnhaus

    Saughtree, Bonchester Bridge, Roxburghshire, TD9 0SP (29.5 miles away)

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