Aurora and Equinox at Mugdock

Aurora and Equinox at Mugdock

Monday 20th March 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Mugdock Country Park
Craigallian Road, Milngavie, Lanarkshire, G62 8EL

Join us on the evening of the vernal equinox when day and night are the same length, and hear about that and the recent spectacular auroral display that could be seen in and around Glasgow.

On a clear night, we will show you stars, galaxies, planets, meteors, satellites and more with your own eyes and through the Astronomical Society of Glasgow’s telescopes.

If it’s cloudy you will hear all about these wonders from our team of seasoned and friendly astronomers (OK, possibly eccentric too!) who will be on hand with tips on how to get the most out of your own eyes, binoculars and telescopes.

No experience is necessary. Beginners are most welcome as are people who wish to bring their own telescopes and learn how to use them.

Please note that this has already taken place on 20/03/2023

Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Mugdock Country Park. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Stargazing at Mugdock

    Friday 4th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie, G62 8EL

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