Moffat Community Observatory
Old Carlisle Road, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9QJ
The fantastic Moffat Community Observatory is open to public visits throughout the week (except for Sundays) from October to March.
Enjoy incredible views of the night skies above internationally-recognised Moffat Dark Sky Town and observe extraordinary objects through the observatory’s giant 16″ aperture telescope.
These informal open evenings are subject to favourable weather conditions and the availability of volunteers. The observatory is available free of charge; however, donations are welcome.
Please get in touch with the Moffat Astronomy Group to arrange your visit.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
Weather forecast for Moffat (0.5 miles away) updated 15/01/23 at 20:00.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Mon 16th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Moffat Community Observatory. View these events on a calendar.