Astronomy in Edinburgh2019-07-22T13:30:50+01:00

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.

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Next meeting

First Steps to Interstellar Probes

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

Featured news

September 2019 meeting report

9 September 2019|

What a very entertaining and involving talk we had from Dr Alastair Bruce of the ROE! He brought along his Lego Apollo 11 model and took us through the whole journey with a little orbital mechanics thrown in too.

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Charles Piazzi Smyth Symposium

5 August 2019|

During Sept 2-4 2019 there are a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Charles Piazzi Smyth, and his talented partner in life and science, Jessica. All the events are open to the public.

More Events

Imaging Group meeting – DATE CHANGED!

18 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

First Steps to Interstellar Probes

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

Imaging Group meeting

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

Imaging Group meeting

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

Imaging Group meeting

11 December @ 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!