Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Friday 20th October 2017 from 18:30pm 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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This online event is being organised by Edinburgh Royal Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


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Location light pollution

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

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