Stellar Fun

Notorious long winter evenings can bring miserable dark times. But they also open otherwise unseen beauty. All that’s needed is to be at the right time in the right place: one of them is Dundee’s Mills Observatory.Positioned atop of the scenic Balgay Hill, Mills Observatory is a good place to visit at any time. The woodland park around is one of my favorite local places to take a walk or to have a picnic.

However, it is during these winter months when this first purpose-built public observatory in Britain truly comes to its element.

As it gets dark, they open their doors to the public, allowing them to have a look at tens of thousands of objects in the sky.

So, if you fancy a little adventure, as oppose to another evening of netflix, the observatory is a fantastic opportunity to get outside, have fun, and learn about our universe hands-on. Win-win.

Their opening hours for the winter season are Mon-Fri: 4.00pm – 10.00pm, and 12.30pm – 4.00pm during weekends. However, I suggest having a look at first, so you get familiar with their programme and events before you go. Enjoy!


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