Dark Sky Story Walk

Dark Sky Story Walk

Sunday 25th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

The Carrachs
Chapeltown, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9JS

Explore the night sky as the Gaels, Picts and Vikings saw it, with stories of the planets and constellations. In this gentle guided walk at dusk, rediscover our own ancestors’ understanding of the stars and how this impacted on daily life.

The walk takes in the unique place of the Hidden College of Scalan in the Braes of Glenlivet, a former Catholic seminary which existed quietly while Catholicism was outlawed in Scotland. Keep warm with a cup of freshly brewed wild tea. You’re in for a treat! The walk is suitable for all ages and is led by Sarah Hobbs of Strathspey Storywalks.

Meet at the Carrachs Dark Sky Discovery Site car park . Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for changeable weather.

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

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/09/2022

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

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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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