Stargazing under the Dark Skies of Northern Scotland

Stargazing under the Dark Skies of Northern Scotland

Sunday 24th September 2023 from 19:15pm to 22:00pm

RSPB Forsinard
A897, Forsinard, Sutherland, KW13 6YT

Join the friendly astronomers from the Caithness Astronomy Group at RSPB Forsinard for this free public stargazing event. A presentation at the RSPB Field Centre will illustrate what can be seen in the night sky from dark locations such as those in the far north of Scotland. Then, weather permitting, there will be the opportunity to look through CAG telescopes and join a guided night sky tour from the Observation Tower. Bring a torch and warm clothing.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/09/2023

Event organiser

Caithness Astronomy Group

Caithness Astronomy Group is organising this event

Please contact Caithness Astronomy Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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    Latheron, Achavanich, Caithness, KW5 6DX (18.1 miles away)

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