Star Stories at Abriachan Forest - March 2023

Star Stories at Abriachan Forest - March 2023

Saturday 25th March 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Abriachan Forest Trust
Abriachan, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 8LB

Join the team from Highland Astronomy at Abriachan Forest (a Dark Sky Discovery site) for an evening of stargazing and storytelling under Moonless dark skies.

If conditions are clear, astronomer Stephen Mackintosh will guide you under the Milky Way class dark skies of Abriachan Forest (with a backup indoor astronomy presentation if clouds roll in).

For March, we welcome HAS’s Maarten De Vries as our guest astronomer with a talk titled “Comets – Ancient Icy Visitors from the Edge of our Solar System”. Maarten had his first experience with comets when he was 11 years only and has been an ardent observer of the night sky ever since. Additionally, we welcome Fiona Macdonald, our guest storyteller for the evening, sharing tales over the campfire.

Due to site and classroom capacity, booking via Eventbrite is essential. Admission is free for under 16s with accompanying adults, but please inform Abriachan of any large booking requests.

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/03/2023

Event organiser

Highland Astronomy

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Event booking

Free spaces for this event can be booked via the Eventbrite 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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