@ 7.00pm - 8.30pm


Moon in the Square Telescope Session

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Join Cairngorms Astronomy Club and TGDT in The Square, Tomintoul for an all ages telescope moon viewing session. The first quarter moon is a great time to view and learn about the moon. On the 19th it will be in the vicinity of Uranus and the terminator will be close to the large craters Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus & Arzachel.

The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms National Park to discover the wonders of the night sky. Not only does this remote area have stunning dark skies but it also has easy access allowing everyone to enjoy a night sky brimming with stars.

We’ll have the Celestron telescope and a smartphone bracket on the night that will allow you to take the moon home in your pocket!

If the weather isn’t suitable on the day, we’ll endeavour to run an alternative session on the 20th of January.

As we will be outside in January, please dress appropriately for cold and changeable weather. Please also wear appropriate shoes for wet, and wintry conditions.

Suggested donation £5 on the night helps to support the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Cairngorms Dark Sky Park.


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