Mills Observatory

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An impressive public observatory boasting a picturesque location and a distinctive 7-metre dome.

Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory enjoys a magnificent woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through our telescopes, or admire the scenery with some spectacular treetop vistas across the silvery Tay.

With fascinating space exploration and astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky, there’s so much to see, do and learn!

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  • Mills Observatory
  • Glamis Road
  • Balgay Park
  • Dundee
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