Astronomy in Edinburgh2019-01-15T20:44:57+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 other astronomers.

We meet monthly, usually on the first or second 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

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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Buying a telescope

Want to get into astronomy? Get help choosing your first telescope with help from our telescope buying guide »

Telescope Help Shop

Follow up with our event to help you get the most out of your new telescope »
All tickets now allocated, contact us if still interested.

ASE-24 Observing List

Get started using our Beginner Observing List, specially designed to show you some of the easiest and best views in the night sky »

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December 2018 meeting report

10 December 2018|

Dr Aleks Scholz from the University of St Andrews gave a fascinating talk on the HOYS-CAPS citizen science project, explaining how amateurs can get involved.

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!