The Bettridge Centre

Coastal Park, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire, AB39 3UL

Location description

Located in the village of Newtonhill on the North East Coast of Scotland the Bettridge Centre is the regular observing location for Aberdeen Astronomical Society who hold regular informal meetings here including stargazing when weather permits. Light pollution maps show quite high levels considering the location's proximity to the coast and, given the site has been chosen by as Astronomical Society for observing, is probably really good!


Location event organiser

Aberdeen Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Tonight's weather forecast

25/05/17
19:00
16°
0%
26/05/17
04:00
10°
19%
Weather forecast for Stonehaven (beach) (4.99 miles away) updated 25/05/17 at 06:00.

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

Forthcoming events at this location

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Tuesday 27th June 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Tuesday 25th July 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Tuesday 26th September 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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