*FULLY BOOKED* – Winter Solstice Stargazing at the SDSO

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Date(s) - 21/12/2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


The Winter Solstice is the date each year when the Earth’s tilt away from the Sun is at its maximum and the Sun’s maximum elevation in the sky is at its lowest.
A winter solstice occurs twice a year: in December in the northern hemisphere (also known as Midwinter) and in June in the southern hemisphere.  In the northern hemisphere the day of the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year – the day with the least hours of daylight and the longest hours of darkness. 

The winter solstice marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter.

Visit the observatory for a winter solstice night of 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 £15.00 and Concessions £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, stargazing guide and telescope tour.

Please note, all ticket sales are non-refundable.  A minimum of 48 hours notice is required (by e-mail) if you wish to reschedule your booking.



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