Queen's Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8 8HG
Enjoy the spectacle of the stars in the darkness of Holyrood Park with experts from the Royal Observatory, and learn about the constellations and planets visible in autumn.
Parking available at Broad Pavement Car Park (next to Holyrood Palace).
Please note this event involves walking in the dark over rough paths and is not suitable for disabled access.
This event requires prior booking, at which time the event organiser will tell you exact location.
Please note that this has already taken place on 09/10/2023
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Mon 9th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.