Coll & The Cosmos Stargazing Weekend – October 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018 from 12:00pm to Sunday 7th October 2018 12:00pm

Isle of Coll - Coll Bunkhouse

Arinagour, Isle of Coll, PA78 6SY


For the stargazing adventure of (perhaps) a lifetime make your way to the remote Isle of Coll for this weekend exploring the incredible dark skies above the island.

This event is for anyone and everyone! No prior knowledge of astronomy is needed -- you'll experience dark skies like you have never done before. Absorb the views through large telescopes and let your mind take yourself away to distant galaxies!

A state of the art mobile planetarium will be on site as a great alternative if the weather doesn't play along.

After your long stargazing night and even longer lie-in go off to explore the wonderful scenery around the island.

Spaces are limited -- best book up soon before we do! Website link below...

- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.


This event is being organised by Cosmos Planetarium who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Cosmos Planetarium directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Saturday 6th October 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Isle of Coll - Coll Bunkhouse 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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