Astronomy in Edinburgh2020-06-04T15:24:15+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 can 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.

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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.
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Upcoming events

Things that go BANG in the night

10 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Is Earth Special?

17 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Featured news

Third time lucky with Comet NEOWISE

7 July 2020|

We should be able to spot Comet NEOWISE during July as it moves through a region of sky that is circumpolar for Edinburgh.

BioRock: wee miners in space

4 July 2020|

We had a very comprehensive, enthusiastic and fascinating talk from Dr Rosa Santomartino on the BioRock project.

More News

Lundmark Panorama and Sky in July

2 July 2020|

Clive Davenhall told us the interesting story of the Lundmark Panorama and Horst covered the Sky in July at our online meeting on Wednesday 1 July. You can catch up [...]

James Bradley and others FACT CHECKED!

27 June 2020|

ASE member Dr Bruce Vickery followed on from his previous talk by looking into some historical fake news about dates and the calendar in general and give us a very [...]

Three Scope and Shed talks

27 June 2020|

ASE members Tosh White, Mike McGovern and Peter Black gave us some very interesting and informative Scope and Shed talks on Wednesday evening. The aim of these SCope Talks is [...]

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!