Astronomy in Edinburgh2019-12-10T11:55:15+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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Next meeting

Night Light or Night Blight?

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

Featured news

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The Quadrantids New Year meteor shower

13 December 2019|

This meteor shower radiating from a forgotten constellation is one of the most prolific of the year but not as popular as other showers. This year the Moon is mostly out of the way so it could be a good one.

December 2019 meeting report

10 December 2019|

Prof. Colin Cunningham of Edinburgh University described the many engineering and scientific challenges associated with the building and future operation of the ELT.

More Events

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

Telescope Help Shop 29 Feb 2020

29 February 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Space Weather: A Modern Hazard to Technology

6 March 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!