Summer Public Astronomy at Edinburgh Royal Observatory

Friday 14th June 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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

- Event includes observing the Sun through special solar telescopes


This event is being organised by Edinburgh Royal Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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

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