The dark sky holiday location in Scotland. Open all year
Galloway Astronomy Centre - check on Google Earth for a view of our location
Lat: 54:43:29N    Long: 04:28:25W    Height above sea level   84m
Please note that the cottage and observatory are non smoking throughout
A primary aim of the Centre is to
provide help and guidance to our
guests to ensure maximum
enjoyment from a visit.
Whether you have a general interest
in Astronomy through BBC
Stargazing Live or becoming deeply
interested in the night sky our Tour
of the Universe takes you on a
journey around our Solar Sytem and
out to the wonders of our beautiful
night sky. Available to non residents.
Unique in Scotland, the Centre is located in open farmland approx 20 miles
south of the Internationally recognised Gold Award Dark Sky Park at the
Galloway Forest. We too have a beautiful night sky free of light pollution.
Viewing the planets, nebulae or galaxies from here is unforgettable.
Choosing a telescope from the huge range available can be difficult.
Our course Buying a Telescope will help you select the right one for you.
You can even try out our demonstration telescopes. If you struggle
with the telescope you already own our Setting Up a Telescope course will get
you out there enjoying the sky as you intended.
Experience for yourself our friendly, informal hospitality and truly dark skies
It can gets cold here at night any time of the year so please bring
plenty of warm clothing incl hat and gloves.
Gift Vouchers
Buy a vsit for the amateur astronomer in your life. Click HERE
Need Advice on Telescopes?
Call us for free and unbiased advice
Astronomy Courses Available
We offer courses to help you learn more about the night sky and
telescopes during a visit. For details click HERE
Skywatcher Telescopes
We can supply any of the TAL and Skywatcher range of telescopes.
See the “Scope Shop” for our recommended telescopes for
beginners and unique offers. Click HERE
Read about the GAC
sponsored Rally Car
“It’s the best view I’ve ever had” - Prof Ian Morison (Jodrell Bank) during his second visit.
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Site Updated 10th March 2015
Comet Lovejoy
Aurora Alert
You don’t have to travel to the Arctic to see an Aurora
Predicting an aurora is difficult, but we will try to
issue alerts up to 48 hours in advance
Alerts will be sent via Twitter and Facebook
           You can rediscover
        the night in Galloway
Celestron Telescopes
We can supply any of the Celestron range of telescopes and
Baader Planetarium equipment.
See the “Scope Shop” for our recommendations for beginners. Click HERE
Happy Birthday
Sky at Night
20th to 23rd Apr (Mon - Weds) weather says
clear skies all night and no Moon.
Take this opportunity to book your visit
For April only use code Astro15 for15% off.
Moon too bright by Weekend.