Astronomy in Edinburgh2020-09-22T09:22:28+01:00

Astronomy in Edinburgh

Because of Covid-19 all our meetings are now online – and we’re doing more of them. Stay involved and keep an eye open here, on Facebook and Twitter. Visitors please join us on our YouTube channel.

We’re aiming to have something happening online twice a week – often on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm.

The priority for the ASE is the health and safety of our members and the public but we also want to continue engaging with you all through our love of astronomy.

Observing forecast for Edinburgh

A green block indicates a clear sky, orange partially clear, red cloudy. Blue blocks show cloud level – darker blue is clearer. Click on the chart for hourly detail and ISS passes. Forecast provided by clearoutside.com

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Upcoming events

International Observe the Moon Night 2020

26 September @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Imaging & Observing Group

7 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Featured news

18 Sept 2020 meeting report

20 September 2020|

ASE member John Murrell gave us a fascinating insight into the Gaia second data release. 

Get ready for Mars 2020

31 August 2020|

For most of the rest of 2020 Mars is going to be a prominent evening object and the best placed object to observe, so don't miss out on seeing it at this favourable apparition.

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Imaging & Observing Group

5 September 2020|

At our recent September meeting we announced that the Imaging Group would become the Imaging & Observing Group (IOG). This is not a change of focus but to more accurately reflect what we do and be as inclusive as possible.

End-of-term report

4 August 2020|

The first part of our lockdown season of talks came to end on Friday and what an amazing time we've had. Featuring practical, historical, entertaining and superb keynote talks.

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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!

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