Scottish Dark Sky Observatory Open Evening

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:00pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, KA6 7PZ

Join astronomers from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings. The observatory’s location on the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park allows it to benefit from excellent dark skies on clear, moonless nights. Enjoy a presentation of astronomical proportions, stargazing from the observation deck and observing through the large telescopes. Please note that the observatory schedules events with varying start and end times and therefore may be different from those listed here.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 01/04/2017


Event organiser

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Scottish Dark Sky Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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