Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory Doors Open Day

Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory Doors Open Day

Saturday 2nd September 2023 from 14:00pm to 17:00pm

Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory
Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Inverness-shire, IV2 5EU

The Highlands Astronomical Society is a group of enthusiastic amateur astronomers who enjoy observing the night sky at the Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory during the winter and the Sun using special solar telescope in the summer.

The observatory is the only public observatory in the Highlands and was opened in 2008. There is a dome housing a 14” telescope, we have a number of other telescopes and a computer planetarium programme in the office area.

The public will be able to see the main telescope in the dome, watch the planetarium programme where we can see what the sky looked like 1000 years ago and if sunny, will be able to look through our special solar telescope.

This is a free event with no prior booking required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 02/09/2023

Event organiser

Highlands Astronomical Society

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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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