Merkinch Astronomy Evening

Friday 15th September 2017 from 20:30pm to Saturday 16th September 2017 23:00pm

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Craigton Avenue, Inverness, IV3 8AZ


Join local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh for this free public stargazing event at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve.

Note that this event is run on a "first clear night basis" meaning that it will take place on either the 15th, 16th, 22nd or 23rd September whichever is best weather-wise. Keep an eye on the event's facebook page.

Stephen is incredibly knowledgable and entertaining and this event is not to be missed! Stargazing guaranteed!

- Event occurs on the first clear night during the date range thus maximising chances of stargazing, however being weather dependent means short notice.

- This event is weather dependent and will only take place if the skies are clear enough for observing. It is therefore necessary to check the weather forecast and confirm with the event organisers that this event is going ahead.


This event is being organised by Highland Astronomy Tours who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Check the event organiser's Facebook page to check when this event is taking place!

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Location light pollution

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

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

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