Aurora presentation and stargazing

Aurora presentation and stargazing

Saturday 24th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

The Field of Hope Car Park
Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET

The September northern Scottish Skies are often hosting to the Merry Dancers (Aurora).

The Aurora Borealis can be one of the most spectacular sights of our northern skies in autumn, winter and spring. When the earth’s magnetic field is disturbed by the solar wind our skies can light up with various colours in beautiful displays of greens, reds and purples.

Join us to discover how this beautiful natural phenomenon is created by space weather and conditions on our local star.

Aurora forecast permitting, we’ll view the lights from our Field of Hope Dark Skies Discovery Site in Tomintoul. If no aurora, an alternative activity will be provided.

This event is taking place as part of the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Star Party 2022.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/09/2022

Event organiser

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park is organising this event

Please contact Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please book your tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

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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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Hideaway Under the Stars

    Dunbalen, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9NL (14.0 miles away)

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  • Howe of Torbeg

    Glen Gairn, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XL (14.9 miles away)

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