New Moon stargazing and star stories at Inveraven

New Moon stargazing and star stories at Inveraven

Monday 13th November 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

Inveraven Church and Pictish Stones
Ballindalloch , Craigellachie, Banffshire, AB37 9BA

Join Cairngorms Astronomy Group and Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust for a night of introductory stargazing and star stories during the new moon at Inveraven Church & Pictish Stones. Where do we get our stories of the night sky? What did the Celts see in the night sky? Come along to find out more and try out our community telescope.

Access to Inveraven Church is off the A95, about half a mile north of the entrance to Ballindalloch Castle. It can be found by following the brown tourist sign directing visitors down the single-track road to the Inveraven Pictish Stones.

Parking is available at the bottom of the drive before you arrive at the church or in front of the church building. We will meet in the foyer inside the church building before walking up to the field above to access the telescope.

Please dress appropriately for cold and changeable weather, as we will be outside. Suggested donation of £5 on the night. Funded by Foundation Scotland from the Dorenell Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/11/2023


Event organiser

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park

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.


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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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