Go Stargazing with Ayrshire Astronomical Society

Go Stargazing with Ayrshire Astronomical Society

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Loch Doon Roundhouse
Loch Doon, Dalmellington, KA6

Everyone is invited to join members of Ayrshire Astronomical Society for this public stargazing event at the awesome stargazing location of Loch Doon. As the event takes place at new moon meaning the skies will be incredibly dark and at this time of year spectacular views of the Milky Way can be seen overhead arching from one horizon to another. The Roundhouse cafe will be staying open late serving snacks and hot refreshments. A fantastic evening out for all of the family.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/02/2018


Event organiser

Ayrshire Astronomical Society

Ayrshire Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Ayrshire Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No bookings are required for this event, just turn up on the night!

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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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