The Café at Smithton Church
1 Murray Road, Smithton, Inverness-shire, IV2 7YU
Visitors are welcome to join the Highlands Astronomical Society for monthly meetings at the cafe in Smithton Church.
Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of every month from August to May (in January, it’s the second Tuesday to avoid New Year) and include a presentation by a guest speaker.
These sessions are ideal for learning more about this local astronomy club and stargazing events at their Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory.
Please note that this has already taken place on 02/01/2024
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 2nd Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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