Edinburgh Royal Observatory
Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ
Are you visiting Edinburgh for the first time or simply looking for an alternative night out? Are you curious about astronomy and want to find out more?
Come and hear the story of Edinburgh’s Royal Observatory at our Public Astronomy Evenings. Each session lasts 1 hour and includes a tour of the beautiful Victorian telescope dome and observing outside on the flat roof (weather permitting).
During the Summer months, here in Scotland we have far fewer hours of darkness at night, and as such, observing the stars is not possible at these events. However, if the Moon is visible, we will observe it with our telescopes and occasionally we are able to observe the Sun with our Solar Scope. At each event, you will also receive information about what can be seen later on that evening, and key astronomical objects or events to look out for over summer.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 09/08/2019
Fri 9th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.