STEP INTO THE COSMOS

STEP INTO THE COSMOS

VISIT

The Dark Space Planetarium is out of this world! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an astronaut on the International Space Station? Our exhibits provide the opportunity to experience space without ever leaving Earth.

Explore the Dark Space Planetarium exhibits, and then enjoy an immersive experience in our 360° screen where you can explore the Solar System, be a passenger on a mission to space, and even become so tiny you can explore the human body.

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The Dark Space Planetarium is in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.

Dark Space Planetarium
The Johnston, St Mary Street,
Kirkcudbright, DG6 4EG

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DIRECTIONS BY ROAD

From North to Kirkcudbright
M8 from Glasgow / A702 via Edinburgh to M74
Take M74 (jnct 3) to A701 near Moffat to Dumfries
A75 from Dumfries to Kirkcudbright

From South to Kirkcudbright
M6/M74 from Carlisle / A69 via Newcastle to A75 to
Dumfries
A75 from Dumfries to Kirkcudbright

From West to Kirkcudbright
A75 from Stranraer / A713 from Ayr to Kirkcudbright

From East to Kirkcudbright
A75 from Dumfries to Kirkcudbright

VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT

By Bus
Most bus routes into Kirkcudbright stop at the Harbour Square which is a short 5-minute walk to the Dark Space Planetarium. There is also a stop directly outside the grounds, however you must ask the driver to drop you there. Bus timetables can be found at https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/timetables

OPENING TIMES

(Last entry 2 hours before closing time)

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

Light travels at 186,282 miles per second so you could go around the earth 7.5 times in 1 second!