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.
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  • 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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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 5 Aug

Free / 01382 435967

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Summer Planetarium Shows

Learn all about the night sky from constellations and asteroids to galaxies and the latest space news. Booking is essential.

Sat 19 Aug

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 14:45

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