Spring Galaxies at Tomintoul

Sunday 15th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Richmond Memorial Hall - Tomintoul

Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET


March is galaxy season in the northern hemisphere. With the Milky Way keeping a low profile for a few months it is time to gaze deep into intergalactic space and spot some of our galactic neighbours. Galaxies on show tonight include a whirlpool, a cigar, a sunflower and a cat’s eye. Venus will also be visible during the early evening.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Sunday 15th March 2020

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