Rum and The Cosmos

Rum Bunkhouse presents an weekend with Cosmos Planetarium on the 1st & 2nd October 2022!


Enjoy an immersive stargazing experience weekend on the Isle of Rum, where you can see the cosmos in amazing detail due to the incredibly dark skies on the island. The break has been specially developed to appeal to a wide audience and no prior knowledge of astronomy is needed.

Your stargazing guides for the weekend, Steven & James, will use the immersive environment of the planetarium and a wide array of telescopes to deliver an amazing weekend in a fantastic location. Join us on an incredible voyage of discovery!

Steven & James own and operate Cosmos Planetarium and regularly travel around Scotland and rest of the UK to promote astronomy, space and dark skies.

During the stargazing weekend, the pop-up, mobile dome will be setup in the village hall. It gives an amazing and immersive 360° virtual window on the cosmos - whatever the weather you will be able to enjoy a tour of the night sky in the planetarium.

Your Cosmic Pilots

Steven has had a lifelong fascination with the night sky and has many years of experience as a space science communicator. He is a keen astrophotographer and over the years has captured many amazing images of celestial objects and events such as comets, total eclipses and auroras. He is Secretary of the British Association of Planetaria, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Churchill Fellow.

James has many years of experience as a space science communicator, is an expert in observational astronomy and has a BSc (Hons) in physics. He is a member of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the British Association of Planetaria.

You can find out more about them and the planetarium via their website:

Costs & Further Information

£150 per adult or £100 per young adult

This is an informal course and is first and foremost intended to be fun and as flexible as possible regarding the level of the content. We strongly believe astronomy and science in general should be as accessible as possible for everyone. During the evening stargazing sessions, if the sky is clear, remember that it can be very cold so please make sure you pack appropriate winter clothing.