Stargazing at New Lanark

Stargazing at New Lanark

Saturday 23rd March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

New Lanark World Heritage Site
New Lanark Road, Lanard, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and felt a sense of wonder and mystery? The stars, the moon, and the vast expanse of the cosmos are an endless source of fascination, and there’s nothing quite like the experience of stargazing. If you share this passion, we have something exciting to share with you. We are thrilled to announce a spectacular stargazing event that will take place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark!

Join your guide, a fully trained Dark Sky Ranger, on Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd March 2024, in Scotland’s largest rooftop garden from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm for an unforgettable stargazing experience suitable for anyone age five and up. Your journey will start in the theatre, where you will be led through a mesmerising talk on the stories of the skies before making your way to our café and gift shop, where the Scottish Wildlife Trust will be on hand to chat with you about local nocturnal animals.

At the same time, you grab a hot cup of tea or coffee with homemade cake (included in the price). At this point, you will go up to our stunning rooftop garden for the main event: stargazing! The location has been carefully chosen to provide an unobstructed night sky view away from the city lights.


Please note that this has already taken place on 23/03/2024

Event booking

Please book your spaces via the New Lanark 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

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