Astronomy in Edinburgh2019-07-22T13:30:50+00:00

Astronomy in Edinburgh

Come along to one of our meetings, hear interesting talks, find out about what’s in the sky this month and meet others interested in astronomy.

We meet monthly, usually on the first Friday of the month at 7:30pm, and are always happy to see new faces at our meetings. See below for the next meeting date.

The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (ASE) has been holding meetings in Edinburgh to inform members and the general public about astronomy since 1924.

Observing forecast for Edinburgh

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Featured news

November 2019 meeting report

6 November 2019|

Thank you to Matjaz Vidmar from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh for a very interesting and informative talk. I don't think many of us knew just how advanced the Scottish space industry is.

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October 2019 meeting report

10 October 2019|

We had a very interesting and future-looking talk by John I. Davies, Senior Researcher & Principium Editor, The Initiative for Interstellar Studies at our October meeting.

More Events

Imaging Group meeting

6 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Imaging Group meeting

11 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Night Light or Night Blight?

10 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Zooniverse: From Planets to Penguins

7 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ask an Astronomer

Is there something you always wanted to know about our universe?

How to observe a planet? Take a photo of the stars? Which telescope to buy? Why is space black? …

Well here’s your chance: just ask your question in the form and we’ll try and get back to you with an answer. The answer may just be: “we have no idea” – but that’s the beauty of astronomy!