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 07/12/2023
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.
Thu 7th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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