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About Us The idea of having a place in Dumfries & Galloway where anyone  can stay to learn Astronomy was turned into reality by Mike &  Helen Alexander through 2003. With a working title “2000 Acres of  Dark Sky” it was officially named the Galloway Astronomy Centre  once a suitable location had been found. We welcomed the first  visitors in February 2004.  Initially, we concentrated on giving our guests a tour of the night  sky and offering advice on buying binoculars and telescopes, but  soon afterwards we developed several courses mainly tailored for  the beginner. The next logical step from just giving advice on telescopes was to  sell them too. We have worked with Optical Vision Ltd for many  years selling their wide range of Skywatcher telescopes and  accessories. A few years ago we were approached by Celestron in  the UK to be an astronomy specialist and sell their products.  The awarding of the Galloway Forest as the UK’s first Dark Sky  Park certainly put Galloway on the Astronomical map and as the  only observatory open to the public in Dumfries & Galloway greatly   increased our profile.  Now we regularly welcome visitors not only from across the UK,  but around the world too, each looking to experience the beauty of  a Galloway night sky. Our visitors are able to enjoy the unique  opportunity of being guided through the wonders of night sky at an  observatory and have a warm bed just a short distance away. All at  one of the darkest locations within the UK.  Our trusty 16” Newtonian reflector still remains our main  instrument used during the tours, although we had added several  extra telescopes for astro-imaging and as demonstration models.  Whenever possible our night sky tours are tailor made to meet  your level of experience and interests.  So like many others over the past 13 years, come and experience  for yourself our friendly, informal hospitality and truly wonderful  dark skies. 
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About Us The idea of having a place in Dumfries & Galloway where  anyone can stay to learn Astronomy was turned into reality by  Mike & Helen Alexander through 2003. With a working title of  2000 Acres of Dark Sky it was officially named the Galloway  Astronomy Centre once a suitable location had been found. We  welcomed the first visitors in February 2004. 
The next logical step from just giving advice on telescopes  was to sell them too. We have worked with Optical Vision Ltd  for many years selling their wide range of Skywatcher  telescopes and accessories. A few years ago we were  approached by Celestron in the UK to be an astronomy  specialist for their products. 
The awarding of the Galloway Forest as the UK’s first Dark Sky Park certainly put Galloway on the Astronomical map and as the only observatory open to the public in Dumfries & Galloway greatly increased our profile. Now we regularly welcome visitors not only from across the UK, but around the world too, all looking to experience the beauty of a Galloway night sky. Our visitors are able to enjoy the unique opportunity of being guided through the wonders of night sky at an observatory and have a warm bed just a short distance away. All at one of the darkest locations within the UK.
Initially, we concentrated on giving  our guests a tour of the night sky and  offering advice on buying binoculars  and telescopes, but soon afterwards  we developed several courses mainly  tailored for the beginner.  
Our trusty 16” Newtonian reflector still remains our main instrument used during the tours, although we had added several extra telescopes for astro-imaging and as demonstration models. Whenever possible our night sky tours are tailor made to meet your level of experience and interests. So like many others over the past 13 years, come and  experience for yourself our friendly, informal hospitality and  truly wonderful dark skies. 
enquiries@gallowayastro.com Tel: 01988 500594
About Us The idea of having a place in Dumfries &  Galloway where anyone can stay to learn  Astronomy was turned into reality by Mike &  Helen Alexander through 2003. With a  working title of 2000 Acres of Dark Sky it  was officially named the Galloway  Astronomy Centre once a suitable location  had been found. We welcomed the first  visitors in February 2004.  Initially, we concentrated on giving our  guests a tour of the night sky and offering  advice on buying binoculars and telescopes,  but soon afterwards we developed several  courses mainly tailored for the beginner.   The next logical step from just giving advice  on telescopes was to sell them too. We have worked with Optical Vision Ltd for many  years selling their wide range of Skywatcher  telescopes and accessories. A few years ago  we were approached by Celestron in the UK  to be an astronomy specialist and sell their  products. The awarding of the Galloway Forest as the  UK’s first Dark Sky Park certainly put  Galloway on the Astronomical map and as  the only observatory open to the public in  Dumfries & Galloway greatly increased our  profile. 
Home About Us Contact Accommodation Prices Equipment Courses Astro Events Future Events Galleries Media Astro Links Places to Visit SCOPE SHOP Galloway Astronomy Centre Discover the Dark Skies of Galloway
Now we regularly welcome visitors not only from across the UK,  but around the world too, all looking to experience the beauty of  a Galloway night sky. Our visitors are able to enjoy the unique  opportunity of being guided through the wonders of night sky at  an observatory and have a warm bed just a short distance away.  All at one of the darkest locations within the UK.  Our trusty 16” Newtonian reflector still remains our main  instrument used during the tours, although we had added several  extra telescopes for astro-imaging and as demonstration models.  Whenever possible our night sky tours are tailor made to meet  your level of experience and interests.  So like many others over the past 13 years, come and experience  for yourself our friendly, informal hospitality and truly wonderful  dark skies. 
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