Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory
Balgay Park, Glamis Road, Dundee, DD2 2UB
  • Telephone 01382 435967
  • Opening times Apr–Sep: Open on selected dates for varied public programme. Oct–Mar: Mon–Fri 4–10pm; Sat & Sun 12.30–4pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.leisureandculturedundee.com/mills
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Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory is Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory and enjoys a magnificent woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through our telescopes, or admire the scenery with some spectacular treetop vistas across ‘the silvery Tay’. With fascinating space exploration and astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky, there’s so much to see, do and learn.

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Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Mills Observatory Guided Visits

Guided tours of the observatory, including a planetarium show and night sky viewing (weather permitting). Booking is essential.

Tue 22 Jan

£25 per group / 01382 435967

  • 17:00 – 21:00

Wed 23 Jan

£25 per group / 01382 435967

  • 17:00 – 21:00

Tue 29 Jan

£25 per group / 01382 435967

  • 17:00 – 21:00
…and 16 more dates until 26 Mar

Outer Space / Inner Space: Guardians of the Genome

Learn about the scientific research being conducted at the University of Dundee through a series of experiments.

Sat 23 Feb

Free / 01382 435967

Science Saturday: Mathematics & Biology

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn about constellations, asteroids, galaxies and more. Booking is essential.

Fri 18 Jan

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Fri 15 Feb

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Fri 1 Mar

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Fri 15 Mar

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Saturday Stars

An opportunity for children and adults to meet the Creative Learning Team, make new friends and learn more about astronomy. There's also a chance for kids to have a go at some solar viewing through the Mills Observatory telescopes.

Sat 9 Feb

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 9 Mar

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Zenith Points

Series of astronomy talks for adults and children alike. Booking is essential.

Sat 19 Jan

Over-8s only

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 16 Feb

Over-8s only

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 16 Mar

Over-8s only

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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