Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Summer)

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Summer)

Friday 26th May 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Edinburgh Royal Observatory
Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

This event is one of many regular public open evenings at the The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh which take place all year round. Find our more about the historic contributions the observatory has made with a team of astronomers who will help you find your way around the night sky. Included is a tour of the Victorian telescope dome and when the weather allows you’ll be able to look through the observatory telescopes. These events go ahead no matter the weather with alternative activities offered. Prior booking is essential.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 26/05/2017


Event organiser

Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Royal Observatory Edinburgh is organising this event

Please contact Royal Observatory Edinburgh directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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.



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