Progress has been made towards repairing the Mills Observatory.
Earlier this year the shutter mechanism on the roof dome failed, making it unable to be opened so the main telescope could be used.
Staff have been relying on smaller portable telescopes so visitors can still see the sky.
After attending a meeting of the Mills Observatory Advisory Group, a Leisure and Culture Dundee spokesman said: “Dundee City Council is looking to have an engineer’s report during the next month to advise on requirements and associated costs to repair the dome.
“In terms of Leisure and Culture Dundee’s plans, we are looking to deliver as full a programme as possible – aiming to keep our opening hours as normal for the winter season.”
Councillor Fraser Macpherson said he was anxious for repairs to be undertaken and is pleased progress is being made.
He said: “Leisure and Culture Dundee is ensuring that as full a programme as possible is run at the observatory while repairs move forward, which is reassuring.
“What is now vital is that necessary capital funding is identified so that repairs work can move forward promptly allowing the Mills Observatory to again offer a full service.”