St Andrews Observatory Open Night

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

St Andrews Observatory

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16


The St Andrews Observatory, home to the James Gregory Telescope, is opened to the public by St Andrews University every first Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm, independent of the weather. This is a chance to see the biggest telescope in the country in action, particularly recommended when the night is clear and the JGT is producing images. The University guarantees that an astronomer will be at hand to give a tour and answer questions. These events are in addition to the regular weekly Thursday night events organised by the St Andrews University Astronomical Society.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This online event is being organised by St Andrews University who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

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