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 http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/mills first, so you get familiar with their programme and events before you go. Enjoy!