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Summer Public Astronomy Evening

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Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Blackford Hill

Edinburgh

EH9 3HJ

United Kingdom

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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

  • Observing outside on the flat roof (weather permitting)

  • Information about the science and engineering that happens today at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh

  • Time to ask questions

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 our events. However, if the Moon is visible, we will observe it with our telescopes and occassionally 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.

We are unable to observe when it is cloudy, raining or particularly windy (the vibrations from the wind make it difficult to focus on objects). In the event of such bad weather, alternative activities will be arranged.

Please aim to arrive just before the start time to allow the sessions to begin promptly and remember to dress for the weather as it can often be cold in our telescope dome and rooftop viewing areas on clear nights. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Blackford Hill

Edinburgh

EH9 3HJ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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