Beginners Guide to Observing at Merkinch

Beginners Guide to Observing at Merkinch

Thursday 17th January 2019 from 20:30pm to 21:30pm

Merkinch Sea Cadets Hall
44 Kessock Road, Inverness, IV3 8AJ

Local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh will present a beginners guide to observing, with tips on what you might consider buying to get started out and advice on what to avoid.

There will also have a gibbous Moon in the sky so if conditions are clear we’ll cut our talk short and head out to the nature reserve for some hands on observing of the Moon and brighter stars.

Please direct all enquires and bookings to Caroline Snow: [email protected]

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/01/2019


Event organiser

Highland Astronomy Tours

Highland Astronomy Tours is organising this event

Please contact Highland Astronomy Tours directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please direct all enquires and bookings to Caroline Snow: [email protected]

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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.



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