Moffat Dark Sky Walk

Moffat Dark Sky Walk

Saturday 2nd October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

St Andrew's Church - Moffat
1 Church Place, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9ES

Where better to go stargazing than in Moffat, the only Dark Sky Community in the UK? Walking up Gallow Hill path in the dark is an experience in itself, as it is really, really will be dark.

Biosphere Dark Sky Ranger, Elizabeth Tindal, will provide everyone with head torches to help us find our way to find and tell you some of the science and stories behind the stars, their constellations and the rest of our universe.

This event takes place as part of Moffat Walking Weekend, prior booking required,

Please note that this has already taken place on 02/10/2021

Event booking

Bookings for this event can be made via the Eventbrite 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Crawick Multiverse

    Crawick, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, DG4 6ET (19.5 miles away)

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  • Caddon View

    14 Pirn Road, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6HH (25.0 miles away)

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  • Entrance Lodge – Hawick

    Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 7JL (26.3 miles away)

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