Stars over The Botanics at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The Astronomical Society of Glasgow have organised an evening of stargazing. They are the largest Astronomical Society in Scotland and they are dedicated in their mission to promote an interest in astronomy. They have been on this mission for over 100 years. The date for the event is the 11th October 2016 with a start time of 7.30pm and ending at 9pm. The tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children. Tickets are available to purchase on the gate with the gate opening at 7.15pm.

This event typically occurs on a monthly basis with space for 40 stargazers each time.

Astronomers are on hand to operate the telescopes and ensure everyone gets to see some really fantastic stuff, like craters on the moon, the distant stars or the planets. These guys know their stuff and if there is something interesting to see they will be sure to find it and explain what you can see. If the weather favourable and we have clear skies then it will be an outdoor affair but worry not if the clouds or rain appears as there are lectures and talks prepared to be held inside the Botanic Gardens Kibble Palace where software is available for you to experience a journey through the universe and see the moon close up in great detail.

If you are going along to see the stars over the Botanics and you are looking for a hotel in Glasgow, check out The Belhaven Hotel. Situated in Glasgow’s West End just a short walk from Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The hotel has recently been refurbished to the highest standards and offers luxury affordable accommodation in a prime location. Contact the hotel direct to book for the best rates available.