Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

The Edinburgh Royal Observatory has a long history dating back to 1786 when the first Chair of Astronomy was established at the University. It is now one of the UK’s major centres of astronomical research. The observatory is accessible to the public during regular open evenings which must be booked in advance online and suitable for anyone with an interest in astronomy.


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Events nearby

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  • The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh meeting

    Friday 1st October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Augustine United Church Centre, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL (1.7 miles away)

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  • Falkirk Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 13th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Old Peoples’ Welfare Hall, Laurieston, Falkirk, FK2 9PS (22.2 miles away)

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  • The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh meeting

    Friday 5th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Augustine United Church Centre, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL (1.7 miles away)

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  • Falkirk Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Old Peoples’ Welfare Hall, Laurieston, Falkirk, FK2 9PS (22.2 miles away)

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  • The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh meeting

    Friday 3rd December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Augustine United Church Centre, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL (1.7 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Caddon View

    14 Pirn Road, Innerleithen, EH44 6HH (21.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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