Stargazing at Caerlaverock Castle

Stargazing at Caerlaverock Castle

Wednesday 25th October 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Caerlaverock Castle
Castle Road End, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RU

Nighttime is an excellent time for stories, star stories in particular. Elizabeth Tindal, Biosphere Dark Sky Ranger, will be there to tell you stories about constellations, the importance of the North Star to both people and birds, moon geese and the moon rabbit, all while standing under the stars.

Wrap up warm and come along to see the stars above Caerlaverock Castle. Hot drinks will be provided to warm you up while you have a chance to chat about space, the universe and everything.

Led by Freelance Ranger and Biosphere Dark Sky Ranger, Elizabeth Tindal

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/10/2023

Event booking

Please book tickets 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.

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