Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

Moffat Community Observatory (booking required)

Monday 4th December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Moffat Community Observatory
Old Carlisle Road, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9QJ

The fantastic Moffat Community Observatory is open to pre-booked visits throughout the week (except for Sundays) from October to March.

Enjoy incredible views of the night skies above internationally-recognised Moffat Dark Sky Town and observe extraordinary objects through the observatory’s giant 16″ aperture telescope.

These informal evenings must be booked in advance and are subject to favourable weather conditions and the availability of volunteers. Sessions are free of charge; however, donations are welcome.

If you would like to visit the observatory, please book via their website.

Please note that this has already taken place on 04/12/2023


Event organiser

Moffat Astronomy Club

Moffat Astronomy Club is organising this event

Please contact Moffat Astronomy Club directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book your visit to the Moffat Community Observatory via their website.

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Moffat Community Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Tuesday 27th February 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Wednesday 28th February 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Thursday 29th February 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Friday 1st March 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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