Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre
The Square, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37 9ET
Join Cairngorms Astronomy Club and TGDT in The Square, Tomintoul, for an all-ages telescope moon viewing session. The first quarter moon on the 20th rises mid-morning and sets at midnight, so it’s a great time of the month to view and learn about the moon.
The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms National Park to discover the wonders of the night sky. Not only does this remote area have stunning dark skies, but it also has easy access, allowing everyone to enjoy a night sky brimming with stars.
We’ll have the Celestron telescope and a smartphone bracket on the night that will allow you to take the moon home in your pocket!
If the weather isn’t suitable on the day; we’ll run another session on the 21st at the same time.
Please note that this has already taken place on 20/11/2023
Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park is organising this event
Please contact Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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.
Mon 20th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.