Located in the village of Newtonhill on the North East Coast of Scotland the Bettridge Centre is the regular observing location for Aberdeen Astronomical Society who hold regular informal meetings here including stargazing when weather permits. Light pollution maps show quite high levels considering the location’s proximity to the coast and, given the site has been chosen by as Astronomical Society for observing, is probably really good!
Location events organiser
Aberdeen Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Aberdeen Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Stonehaven (beach) (5.0 miles away) updated 24/09/21 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.