Dark Sky Viewing Nights in Lockwinnoch

Dark Sky Viewing Nights in Lockwinnoch

Monday 22nd January 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Castle Semple Visitor Centre
Lochlip Road, Lockwinnoch, Renfrewshire, PA12 4EA

Take a closer look at Renfrewshire’s stunning night sky at a series of Dark Sky Viewing Nights. These will occur in January, February and March at Lochwinnoch’s Castle Semple and Muirshiel Visitor Centres.

Led by John Pressly – Science Curator at One Ren’s Paisley Museum – and Countryside Rangers, this series of outdoor events will explore some of the most mesmerising wonders of the night sky through a telescope. Expect to see the Moon, Jupiter, far-away galaxies, constellations and even the International Space Station.

Tickets for Dark Sky Viewing Nights cost £5 per person, and you can book by emailing , or drop into Castle Semple Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm Monday to Sunday to buy your ticket.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/01/2024

Event booking

Tickets for Dark Sky Viewing Nights cost £5 per person, and you can book by emailing , or drop into Castle Semple Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm Monday to Sunday to buy your ticket.

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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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