This is a one off special event for Dark Matter Day on 31st October 2017, a celebration of research into the wierd and wonderful world of dark matter. This session will include a short presentation on this topic.
Astronomy Evenings are the perfect event for those interested in finding out more about Astronomy and the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Each session lasts 1 hour and sessions begin at 6:30pm and 8pm.
The long dark nights of the winter make Scotland a great place for stargazing. Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always make for perfect stargazing. At our Winter Public Astronomy Evenings, whenever possible, we use our 8″ and 10″ Meade telescopes to observe the night skies, seeking out the most interesting objects, from planets to nebulae. Our team will also lead you through a naked-eye guide to the night sky, so you can find your way around the main constellations.
At each event, you will also have a tour of our historic Victorian telescope dome, which still houses one of the largest telescopes in Scotland. Here you will also hear about what happens at the Observatory today. The events are designed to be suitable for all ages, with the earlier session timed for those with younger children.
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
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When & Where
- Oct 31, 2017
- 18:30 - 21:00
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
Royal Observatory Edinburgh Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ.