Visitor Centre and Open Days

A comet is born

A comet made with all the ingredients of the real thing: water, carbon dioxide, carbon, silicates and a dash of worcestershire sauce...


CPD for teachers

Our Continuing Prefessional Development workshops help teachers get to grips with astronomy in the 5-14 curriculum.


Boy with telescope

Getting out and looking at the sky is the focus of the Dark Sky Scotland project.


School group in the dome

A group of school children learning about the history of the Observatory.


Children with telescopes

Getting out and looking at the sky is the focus of the Dark Sky Scotland project.


Celebrating astronomy

Getting out and looking at the sky is the focus of the Dark Sky Scotland project.


Public in the dome

Finding out why professional observing is no longer done in Scotland.


Liquid nitrogen icecream

Tasting the liquid nitrogen icecream - yum!


The innovation group stand

Astronomy technology has applications in other fields.


Firing rockets

Once you have made a rocket, the next thing to do is launch it.


Looking for sun spots

Spotting sun spots at the 2009 Open Days.