Astronomy in Edinburgh2020-03-23T12:02:46+00:00

Astronomy in Edinburgh

Because of Covid-19 and the enormous challenge to all of us, we have cancelled all physical events.  We’re not giving up; our website, Twitter feed and Facebook page will be continuously updated. We plan to run our events online so watch this space.

The priority for the ASE is the health and safety of our members and the public but we also want to continue engaging with our members through our love of astronomy.

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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Follow our Facebook page and Twitter feed for more up-to-the-minute observing ideas, information and results.

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ASE Covid-19 Update

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12 March 2020|

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Imaging Group Online

8 April @ 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!