Stirling Highland Hotel Observatory

Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU

Location description

Once a former High School the Stirling Highland Hotel is home to a roof top observatory which houses a historic and incredibly impressive reflecting telescope that dates back to 1889. Members of the Stirling Astronomical Society are its proud guardians and utilise the facility for their regular evening classes that run each year from October through to March to which the public are welcome to attend.


Location event organiser

Stirling Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/09/19
19:00
15°
8%
18/09/19
22:00
13°
0%
19/09/19
01:00
11°
0%
19/09/19
04:00
11°
4%
Weather forecast for Stirling (0.18 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 20:01.

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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Forthcoming events at this location

Astronomy Evening Class at the Stirling Highland Hotel

Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Astronomy Evening Class at the Stirling Highland Hotel

Thursday 7th November 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Astronomy Evening Class at the Stirling Highland Hotel

Thursday 5th December 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Astronomy Evening Class at the Stirling Highland Hotel

Thursday 2nd January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Astronomy Evening Class at the Stirling Highland Hotel

Thursday 6th February 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Astronomy Evening Class at the Stirling Highland Hotel

Thursday 5th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Stirling Highland Hotel Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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