Join us for a weekend of space-themed talks and activities at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield.

#AstronomyWeekend

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Join the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh for solar observation through telescopes, hold a meteorite and check out rocks from Mars and the moon, before having a go at making a water rocket from a fizzy drinks bottle.

See a planetarium show with Cosmic Planetarium as well as talks and demonstartions by a range of expert speakers.

Stay on after dark for indoor virtual night-sky shows and outdoor stargazing if the weather allows.

  • Launching water rockets at Astronomy Day © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Launching water rockets at Astronomy Day  © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Viewing the night sky in the planetarium © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Viewing the night sky in the planetarium  © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • Looking at globes of the planets © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Looking at globes of the planets  © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • Modern telescope demonstrations © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Modern telescope demonstrations  © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • Cassiopeia to Andromeda, Jon Watson- Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.

    Cassiopeia to Andromeda, Jon Watson- Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.
  • Meteorites, Moon and Mars rock © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Meteorites, Moon and Mars rock © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • Getting to grips with powerful telescopes © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Getting to grips with powerful telescopes  © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • 8 day old Moon - 26th of April 2015, Jon Watson- Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.

    8 day old Moon - 26th of April 2015, Jon Watson- Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.


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Event information

When

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2017
10:00-16:00

Where

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, EH39 5LF

How much

Included as part of normal museum admission

Adult £12
Concession £10
Child: £7 (under 5 free) 
Family £31 (2 adults and 2 children) 
Members Free 
National Art Pass holders: free 
Discounts are available for those travelling by bicycle and groups

Concorde Audio Guide: Free
Free parking

Evening Stargazing sessions are FREE however the hangars will be closed after 16:00.

Booking information

No need to book for daytime activities.

Stargazing 17:00-20:00 on Saturday and Sunday is weather dependent and booking is required.

Call 0131 247 4328 to book Stargazing.

Directions

By bus, train, bicycle or car. Find out how to get to Astronomy Weekend here.

National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield
East Lothian
EH39 5LF

Partners

In partnership with the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.

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