Stargazing with Galloway Forest Astronomical Society

Stargazing with Galloway Forest Astronomical Society

Saturday 24th February 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Newton Stewart Tennis Club
York Road, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6HN, Scotland

Join the friendly members of the Galloway Forest Astronomical Society for their first stargazing evening of 2024. They will have a number of telescopes set up for members and visitors to use, under the guidance of expert astronomers Robin Rice and Brian Rice.

If the weather is bad, the event will be postponed with further attempts on Wednesday 28th and failing that once again on Friday 1st March.

For the latest updates as to whether the event is going ahead please check the group’s Facebook event.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/02/2024


Event organiser

Galloway Forest Astronomical Society

Galloway Forest Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Galloway Forest Astronomical Society 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.



Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Galloway Astronomy Centre

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