Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 3HJ
Are you visiting Edinburgh for the first time or simply looking for an alternative night out? Are you curious about astronomy and want to find out more? Have you wondered about the science and technology behind the gates at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh?
Visit the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and enjoy a tour of the beautiful Victorian telescope dome. If the weather allows there will be time for stargazing on the flat roof but (in Scotland, this is often not possible!)
These events are suitable for all ages, with the earlier session timed for those with younger children.
Please note that this has already taken place on 06/02/2024
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 6th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.