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Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory

Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB

The historic Mills observatory is the first purpose-built observatory in Britain with it’s sole aim to educate and encourage the public’s understanding of science.  The impressive sandstone building stands proud atop Balgay Hill on the outskirts of Dundee City centre.  The observatory runs a full event schedule throughout the year of which most events are free of charge.  Join the experienced and friendly astronomers as they give you a guided tour of fascinating objects which can be seen through their large automated telescopes.  A great experience for everyone!


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Forthcoming events

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Tuesday 23rd November 2021 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Wednesday 24th November 2021 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Thursday 25th November 2021 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Friday 26th November 2021 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

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  • Mills Observatory Weekend Open Day

    Saturday 27th November 2021 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

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  • Mills Observatory Weekend Open Day

    Sunday 28th November 2021 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

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