When is this event?
Join us at the Field of Hope Dark Sky Discovery site in the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Cairngorms Dark Sky Park for an all ages stargazing session. We’ll look at stars, planets, and constellations and share resources for improving your celestial knowledge.
The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms National Park to discover the wonders of the night sky. It is Scotland’s second International Dark Sky Park and the most northerly in the world. Car parking and interpretation panels can be found at Tomintoul Field of Hope. Whether you are an amateur astronomer, experienced telescope user or casual stargazer, you will get some amazing views of the northern night sky during the darker months of the year.
Toilets and amenities are available in Tomintoul. As we will be outside in January, please dress appropriately for cold and changeable weather. Lots of layers, along with gloves and hat will make your stargazing experience more enjoyable. Please also wear appropriate footwear for wet and wintry conditions. If conditions are unsuitable on the day of the event the organiser will email attendees.
Suggested donation £5 on the night helps to support the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Cairngorms Dark Sky Park.
Where is this event being held?
The Fields of Hope car park is placed in a very accessible location just outside Tomintoul with excellent all round views of the sky. The local street lights have been replaced with dark sky friendly units enabling excellent viewing of the exceptionally dark skies above. In November 2018 the location received official recognition as a Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park.