Navigating the Night Sky from Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Navigating the Night Sky from Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Tuesday 18th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

Edinburgh Royal Observatory
Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Edinburgh astronomer Alan Pickup will highlight the signposts in the night sky that help to locate some of its more prominent features. Entry is free to Spciety members and £2 to non-members — registration is required as places are limited. We will be in the Royal Observatory Edinburgh lecture theatre.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/02/2020


Event organiser

The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh is organising this event

Please contact The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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.



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