“The night sky is always there, inexhaustible and fundamental to the understanding of nature. It puts before us considerations we would never have thought of, but for it.”.

Ralph Sampson
Astronomer Royal for Scotland, 1910-37

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Events at the Royal Observatory

Our events programme runs throughout the year, and includes:

Astronomy Talks

Our Astronomy Talk series is running a little differently this year with two different strands of talks. Astronomy Talks for All in November and March is for those with very little or no background in astronomy and technology. December and January brings you our In-Depth Astronomy Talks which aims to bring a deeper dive into the work of our scientists and engineers and is more suitable for an audience with some prior knowledge.

Autumn Nights at ROE

Come and hear the story of Edinburgh’s Royal Observatory and explore the iconic Victorian telescope dome at our public astronomy evenings.

Special Events

Occasionally we run special events with partners around Edinburgh and as part of wider festivals or events.

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