Are there any observatories in the UK? From northern Scotland to the Isles of Scilly, astronomical observatories are dotted all over the UK. It really does feel that no matter where you are on the British Isles, an observatory is never too far away.
Where is the UK National observatory? The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG; known as the Old Royal Observatory from 1957 to 1998, when the working Royal Greenwich Observatory, RGO, temporarily moved south from Greenwich to Herstmonceux) is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park in south east London, overlooking the River Thames to the north.
Can the public visit observatories? Many observatories around the world are at least partially accessible to the public, with some, such as McDonald Observatory in West Texas, even allowing regular public access to some of their research telescopes.
Where is the big telescope in the UK? An observatory operated by UCL in North London has acquired a new telescope, which happens to be the largest of its kind in the UK. Based in Mill Hill, the observatory is part of the University of London, and is a teaching centre for students as well as for academic study.