Astronomy in Edinburgh2019-03-30T15:34:50+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 other astronomers.

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

25 Years of Exoplanet Discoveries

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

Featured news

July 2019 meeting report and information

9 July 2019|

Our honorary president, Professor Andrew Lawrence gave a very engaging talk on Wandering Astronomers: the past, present, and future of mountaintop astronomy, celebrating the work of Charles Piazzi Smyth.

More News

Why is Jupiter so low down?

20 June 2019|

Why is Jupiter so low down, barely 12 degrees above the horizon, and difficult to observe? Remember when it was really high up in the sky? What's going on?

June 2019 meeting report and information

8 June 2019|

Along with our AGM, Professor Philip Best of the ROE gave a really interesting talk about Deep Radio Sky Surveys with the LOFAR array. Who knew radio telescopes might be supplied flat-packed by a well-know Swedish furniture company.

More Events

25 Years of Exoplanet Discoveries

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

Imaging Group meeting

11 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!