Stargazing and Talk 'Losing the Cosmos' - Torridon

Stargazing and Talk 'Losing the Cosmos' - Torridon

Saturday 9th December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Loch Torridon Community Centre
Torridon Hall, Torridon, Ross-shire, IV22 2EZ

Enjoy an evening of stargazing at the Bothan on Badentarbet Pier near Achiltibuie, including a laser-guided tour of the constellations and views through telescopes of planets, galaxies, stellar nurseries, star clusters and more (weather permitting).

Learn how you can protect and promote your dark skies in the informative talk ‘Losing the Cosmos’.

If the weather isn’t clear, don’t worry, as there will be lots of other space-themed activities on offer indoors, telescope demos, meteorites, virtual reality headsets (Scale of the Universe), projections of the night sky (flat-screen) and Q&A with our astronomers.

This event is free, but when checking out you can donate towards next year’s Wester Ross Dark Skies Festival activities. Your support is much appreciated!

This event is part of the Wester Ross Dark Skies Festival.

Please note that this has already taken place on 09/12/2023

Event organiser

Cosmos Planetarium

Cosmos Planetarium is organising this event

Please contact Cosmos Planetarium directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please reserve your free spot via Eventbrite.

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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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Glendale House – Gairloch

    20 South Erradale, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2AU (13.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Langridge Highland Home

    Badcaul, Garve, Ross-shire, IV23 2QY (23.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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