Astronomy in Edinburgh2018-09-07T22:56:56+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

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Featured news

Buying a telescope for Christmas

29 October 2018|

Which one to buy for your first one or as a present for Christmas? You'll get as many answers as there are telescopes but here are some ideas.

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November 2018 meeting report

4 November 2018|

Dr Alan Penny of the University of St Andrews gave a talk on METI: Messaging to Extraterretrial Intelligence at our November 2018 meeting.

The Lunar 100

17 October 2018|

The Moon is around for a good portion of every month so why not make the most of it. The Lunar 100 is to the Moon what the Messier catalogue is to deep sky objects.

October 2018 meeting report

6 October 2018|

An interesting talk on meteor observing and recording by Alex Pratt of the BAA kicked off our October meeting last night in Edinburgh.

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!