Summer Public Astronomy at Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Summer Public Astronomy at Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Friday 13th September 2019 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

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 13/09/2019

Event organiser

Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Royal Observatory Edinburgh is organising this event

Please contact Royal Observatory Edinburgh directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Bookings for this event can be made via the Eventbrite 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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