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.

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Featured news

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.

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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.

Observe the Open Clusters of Autumn

13 September 2018|

Open Clusters are beautiful, varied and relatively simple to observe and image. There are a number of good ones well-placed at this time of year. Have a look at some of them.

September 2018 Meeting report

9 September 2018|

We had a good start to the new season of ASE monthly meetings on Friday 7th September, with a fascinating talk by Dr. John Lightfoot of the ROE on Hubble's Variable Nebula.

Have you ever observed Neptune?

1 September 2018|

Neptune is higher in the Sky from Edinburgh than the other major planets and is an interesting challenge to set yourself if you've never seen it before.

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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!