The Royal Observatory

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About The Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE) is a Victorian astronomy centre, which offers visitors pre-booked tours and telescopic stargazing - as well as weekly lectures. The ROE's story began when the first Chair of Astronomy within the University was established in 1786, astronomy having been taught in Edinburgh since the opening of the town’s college in 1583. Since then, the ROE has continued to grow and develop as a leading in UK and world astronomy. It is unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses, on a single site, a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a Visitor Centre and to this day it continues to thrive.


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Ticket Prices:See website or call for details.
Telephone:0131 668 8100
Recommended Time:2 - 3 hours
Opening Times:See website or call for details.
Indoors / Outdoors:Indoors
Categories:Educational Sites, Observatories & Planetariums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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