Solar Observing with Galloway Forest Astronomical Society

Solar Observing with Galloway Forest Astronomical Society

Saturday 8th June 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Belted Galloway Visitor Centre
Riverside Road, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6NQ, Scotland

Come and join the Galloway Forest Astronomical Society (GFAS) in the car park of the Belted Galloway Visitor Centre for a FREE solar observing session.

Solar telescopes and solar eclipse spectacles will be available and visitors can view and map any sunspots they can see.

This is a free public event but obviously it depends on the weather – we’ll cancel if there’s no sun to see.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/06/2024

Event organiser

Galloway Forest Astronomical Society

Galloway Forest Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Galloway Forest Astronomical Society 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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