“The night sky is always there, inexhaustible and fundamental to the understanding of nature. It puts before us considerations we would never have thought of, but for it.”.
Astronomer Royal for Scotland, 1910-37
Our Next Event
Events at the Royal Observatory
Our events programme runs throughout the year, and includes:
Talks from engineers and astronomers working in Edinburgh and on exciting projects worldwide.
A beginner’s guide to what you can see in the night sky at this time of year, including highlights chosen by local astronomers.
Occasionally we run special events with partners around Edinburgh and as part of wider festivals or events.
Covid 19 Announcement
Online Site Events
We are not confirming any new group bookings at the current time, and there are no public events taking place on site. We have however been able to transition a number of our events online while our site has been closed due to the pandemic.
Previously recorded events are available to watch again on our Vimeo channel.
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