Winter Nights at Royal Observatory Edinburgh 2023

Winter Nights at Royal Observatory Edinburgh 2023

Tuesday 14th February 2023 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, 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? Have you wondered about the science and technology behind the gates at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh?

Join us to explore this site which brings together the historical and cutting edge of astronomy and the technology underpinning it. Each session lasts 1 hour and includes;

  • A tour of the beautiful Victorian telescope dome
  • Information about the science and engineering that happens today at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh
  • Astronomy activities
  • Time to ask questions
  • If the weather allows, we’ll have time for stargazing on the flat roof, but this is often not possible in Scotland.

These events are designed to be suitable for all ages, with the earlier session timed for those with younger children.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/02/2023


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

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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Caddon View

    14 Pirn Road, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6HH (21.5 miles away)

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