Visit in colour – an immersive exhibition designed by artist Tim Fitzpatrick, inspired by astronomy and telescopes. Opening to the public in September 2023 in and around the Twin Dome at the University Observatory. Supported by RSE.

Opening hours:
September 9, 14-16
September 10, 14-16
September 16, 9-12, 14-16
September 17, 14-16

Once a year, the astronomers organise an Open Night at the Observatory, typically in March, where all telescopes are in action. The James Gregory Telescope can be visited by groups after prior arrangement.

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.