Castlehill Heritage Centre

Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG

Location description

Car park and regular location for stargazing events by Caithness Astronomy Group.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated dark sky location accessible by members of the public these sites often have free overnight car parking, sometimes have toilet facilities however never allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/03/17
18:00
4%
23/03/17
21:00
4%
24/03/17
00:00
5%
24/03/17
03:00
5%
Weather forecast for Dunnet Bay - Murkle Bay/dunnet (beach) (1.19 miles away) updated 22/03/17 at 20:01.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Castlehill Heritage Centre

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing with Caithness Astronomy Group

Friday 24th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Castlehill Heritage Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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