Telescope Help Shop

Telescope Help Shop

Saturday 16th March 2024 from 15:00pm to 18:00pm

St Thomas's Church - Gyle Hall
75-79 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 8LJ

Need help getting started with your new telescope? Entry is free to ASE members and £5 to non-members but registration is required as places are limited.

Maybe it’s a telescope you got for Christmas or as a birthday present but you haven’t worked out what to do with it yet and you need help setting it up?

Experienced amateur astronomers will help set up your telescope and get the most out of it. If skies are clear the Moon will be visible to practice on.

Please note that this has already taken place on 16/03/2024

Event organiser

The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh is organising this event

Please contact The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh 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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