*FULLY BOOKED* – Autumnal Equinox Night Sky Experience @ 8.00pm

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Date(s) - 22/09/2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. On the date of an equinox day and night are of approximately equal length all around the world as the Earth’s rotational axis is neither tilted away from nor towards the Sun and the Sun shines directly on the Equator. 

Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere is the vernal equinox in the southern hemisphere.

The autumnal equinox is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year that mark the beginning of a new season.  In the northern hemisphere the autumnal equinox marks the first day of the autumn season.

Visit the observatory for the first night of autumn stargazing, viewing the wonders of the night sky through our large telescopes from a dark sky location.

Session starts at 8.00pm. 

Tickets are priced at:

Adults £18.00

Seniors (aged 65+) and Student (with valid ID) £16.00

Children £10.00

  • Use of the telescopes for viewing the night sky is only possible when we have clear skies.
  • Events go ahead in all weather conditions except where roads are impassible due to snow.
  • Visit includes introductory presentation, guided stargazing and telescope tour.

Please note, all ticket sales are non-refundable. 

The wearing of face masks / face coverings is mandatory whilst on SDSO premises – this applies to all visitors, with no exceptions.

A minimum of  7 days notice is required (in writing, by e-mail) if you wish to reschedule your booking.  Requests to reschedule outside of this time-frame cannot be accommodated.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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