Scottish Astronomical Societies
Caithness Astronomy Group – their location in the far north of Scotland affords easy access to expansive dark skies and is one of the best places in the UK mainland to see nature’s great light show – the aurora borealis.
Astronomy at Scottish Universities
Observatories in Scotland
The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory – Loch Doon, Dalmellington, Ayrshire KA6 7PZ
This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and has two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky.
The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh – unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses on a single site a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a Visitor Centre.