Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Local nameRoyal Observatory, Edinburgh
LocationBlackford, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is an astronomical institution located on Blackford Hill in Edinburgh. The site is owned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. The ROE comprises the UK Astronomy Technology Centre of STFC, the Institute for Astronomy of the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh, and the ROE Visitor Centre.

The observatory carries out astronomical research and university teaching; design, project management, and construction of instruments and telescopes for astronomical observatories; and teacher training in astronomy and outreach to the public. The ROE Library includes the Crawford Collection of books and manuscripts gifted in 1888 by James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford. Before it moved to the present site in 1896, the Royal Observatory was located on Calton Hill, close to the centre of Edinburgh, at what is now known as the City Observatory.

Tags ObservatoryHidden GemAstronomical Observatory
Download Download See more
City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour from 21 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Observatory,_Edinburgh

Official Website https://www.roe.ac.uk/

Coordinates 55°55'22.528" N -3°11'17.286" E

Tours and activities: Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Instant confirmation
from 21 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now