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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


This event is being organised by Ayrshire Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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

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Location light pollution

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

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 17th February 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Loch Doon Roundhouse on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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