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
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.
Tue 18th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.