Winter Solstice Stargazing

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Date(s) - 21/12/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


Come and join us on the Winter Solstice to view the wonders of the night sky looking through our large telescopes from a Dark Sky location.

Well, the days have been getting shorter over the last few months and we’ve reached the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year.

The winter solstice is the time 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, once in December in the Northern Hemisphere and once in June in the Southern Hemisphere

The winter solstice marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter in the hemisphere where it occurs and is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year on which a new season starts. The other days are the vernal equinox (the beginning of spring), the summer solstice (beginning of summer) and the autumnal equinox (beginning of autumn).

Session starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at:

Adults £16.00

Seniors (aged 65+) and Student (with valid ID) £12.00

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.  A minimum of 48 hours notice is required (by e-mail) if you wish to reschedule your booking.



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