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). In addition, a guest speaker will accompany Stephen, who will present an informal talk on an astronomy topic.
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 10/11/2023
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.
Fri 10th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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