Mills Observatory: Dundee’s window to the universe

Located on Balgay Hill in Dundee’s West End, this observatory hosts a number of activities throughout the summer.

Mills Observatory is home to a telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the night sky, while also housing space exploration and astronomical displays.

The universe under the microscope at Mills Observatory.

Planetarium shows are held for all ages, along with astronomy-themed events. Check the website for opening dates.

And if you still have the energy after all of that, head back out and enjoy a walk in Balgay Hill Park. It’s a fabulous place with great views over the city.


Address: Mills Observatory, Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Phone: 01382 435967


Richard Rooney

Richard Rooney

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