Date(s) - 23/04/2017
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Visit the observatory for a night of meteor viewing, stargazing and viewing the wonders of the night sky through our large telescopes from a dark sky location.
The Lyrids are created by debris from comet Thatcher, which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun. Considered to be the oldest known meteor shower, the Lyrids are named after constellation Lyra. The radiant point of the shower – the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from – lies near the star Vega, one of the brightest stars in the sky during this time of the year.
Session starts at 9.30pm.
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.
Bookings are closed for this event.