The next Open Night at the Observatory will be on March 9th 2024, 6-9pm.

All welcome, entry is free. There is no need to book, except if you would like to come with a large (>10) group. All telescopes will be operating, and depending on the weather will be observing. Meet the local astronomers, the local artist, and talk about telescopes, stars, galaxies. Spread the word!

Weather information: The St Andrews weather camera from FifeWeather is on the roof of the School of Physics & Astronomy and gives useful information on cloud coverage at the observatory at the day of your visit. The weather forecast for St Andrews can provide some indication about the outlook – in addition to the Met Office, we recommend Meteoblue.


The observatory is located off Buchanan Gardens in St Andrews, surrounded by the University playing fields. This is a few minutes walk from the center of town and easily accessible from the B939 road from St Andrews towards Strathkinness. There are a few parking spaces available directly at the observatory.