Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Location description

The Edinburgh Royal Observatory has a long history dating back to 1786 when the first Chair of Astronomy was established at the University. It is now one of the UK's major centres of astronomical research. The observatory is accessible to the public during regular open evenings which must be booked in advance online and suitable for anyone with an interest in astronomy.


Location event organiser

Edinburgh Royal Observatory organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

13/12/17
18:00
5%
13/12/17
21:00
5%
14/12/17
00:00
1%
14/12/17
03:00
2%
Weather forecast for Morningside (0.90 miles away) updated 13/12/17 at 12:00.

Location light pollution

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

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Forthcoming events at this location

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 15th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 5th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 12th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 19th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 26th January 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 2nd February 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 9th February 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 16th February 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 23rd February 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 2nd March 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 9th March 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 16th March 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 23rd March 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 30th March 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 6th April 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 13th April 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 20th April 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 27th April 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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