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Moffat Dark Sky Town

Moffat Dark Sky Town

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, 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 in order to preserve the wondrous starry, starry skies. This specific location is that of a car park a mile or so outside of the town.


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

  • 22/01/22

    10%
  • 22/01/22

    16%
  • 23/01/22

    20%
  • 23/01/22

    12%

Weather forecast for Moffat (1.4 miles away) updated 22/01/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Introduction to Astronomy at Moffat Community Observatory

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Introduction to Astronomy at Moffat Community Observatory

    Friday 4th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Dumfries Astronomy Society meeting

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

    Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF (19.5 miles away)

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  • Introduction to Astronomy at Moffat Community Observatory

    Friday 11th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Introduction to Astronomy at Moffat Community Observatory

    Friday 18th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Caddon View

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Entrance Lodge – Hawick

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

    Stay & Gaze

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