Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory

Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, IV2 5EU

Location description

Located near the site of Culloden Battlefield the Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory is the proud home of the Highlands Astronomical Society. The active and friendly society regularly open their observatory to the public when the skies are dark around each new moon. The location makes for a great stargazing haven and visiting is very much recommended!

Location event organiser

Highlands Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 54 events with the last one being on 29th March 2019 organised by Highlands Astronomical Society.


When to visit

The best time to visit Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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