Urban Astronomy Inverness - Saturn

Urban Astronomy Inverness - Saturn

Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 20:30pm to 22:00pm

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve
Craigton Avenue, Inverness, IV3 8AZ

Opportunities to stargaze with binoculars and perhaps observe Saturn low on the southern horizon from the local Merkinch nature Reserve. Guiding by local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh.

Indoor talk on Saturn if sky conditions are poor so please come along anyway. Tickets for this specific event are limited to 20 due to participation of the Junior Rangers group. Future events will have a higher capacity.

Donations: Admission is free but please consider making a donation as part of your booking to help fund future events. The events are currently funded by the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/10/2019

Event organiser

Highland Astronomy Tours

Highland Astronomy Tours is organising this event

Please contact Highland Astronomy Tours directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.

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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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