Kirkcudbright’s Dark Space Planetarium Is Out Of This World!

The Dark Space Planetarium in Kirkcudbright is open, and the team enjoyed an awesome first week!

Visitors have been waiting patiently for the Dark Space Planetarium to open and on the 22nd of July their wish was granted. And as soon as they were available online, tickets started to sell out as people rushed to get their first glimpse of the Dark Space Planetarium and experience it for themselves.

The Dark Space Planetarium is unique to Dumfries and Galloway and adds another dimension to the other Darks Skies attractions in Galloway Forest Park. The Dark Space Planetarium also adds to the growing list of existing attractions, events, and experiences in Kirkcudbright, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dumfries and Galloway.

Dark Space Planetarium Manager, Frances Coombey, said “It’s wonderful to welcome the public to the Dark Space Planetarium. Seeing families enjoying the exhibits and Planetariums shows is fantastic. Thank you to the entire team for all the hard work they put in to get us ready to open.”
Chair of the Kirkcudbright Development Trust, Lesley Garbutt, speaking on behalf of the Trust said, “Thanks to the many generous funders of the project and a lot of hard work by our Trustees, we have achieved our goal of reinvigorating and rejuvenating The Johnson building, making space for local organisations and businesses, and creating a flagship visitor attraction right here in Kirkcudbright. We are all so proud of what everyone has achieved. The Dark Space Planetarium is fun, engaging, and educational – the perfect combination for families, school visits, groups, and anyone who loves science and space. We are looking forward to welcoming increasing numbers of visitors this summer and in the coming months and years ahead.”

Already popular and selling out on a daily basis, the team are requesting visitors to pre-book their tickets for the Dark Space Planetarium via their website darkspaceplanetarium.org.

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