STEP INTO THE COSMOS

STEP INTO THE COSMOS

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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: what3words –
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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

OPENING TIMES

(Last entry 2 hours before closing time)

School Holidays

Monday 10 – 6
Tuesday 10 – 6
Wednesday 10 – 6
Thursday 10 – 6
Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 11 – 4

Term time

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday 11 – 4
Friday 11 – 4
Saturday 10 – 4
Sunday 11 – 4

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