Scottish Dark Sky Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:00pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, KA6 7PZ


Description

Join astronomers from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings. The observatory's location on the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park allows it to benefit from excellent dark skies on clear, moonless nights. Enjoy a presentation of astronomical proportions, stargazing from the observation deck and observing through the large telescopes. Please note that the observatory schedules events with varying start and end times and therefore may be different from those listed here.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Organiser

This event is being organised by Scottish Dark Sky Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

The event organiser (Scottish Dark Sky Observatory) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Saturday 1st April 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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