Stars Over the Botanics

Our 'Stars Over the Botanics' events are a chance for the public to come along and talk to some astronomers, and get the chance to have a look at some of the wonders in the heavens above. The events are ticketed, and are not free, however they are great value for money. We'll have a number of telescopes available for you to look through, all operated by our Astronomers, so you can be sure there will be something interesting to see. Whether it's the Moon, the Planets, or some deep sky objects, if it's there, we'll find it for you.

On the off chance that the weather is cloudy (or even raining), we have a programme of lectures and talks available, all in the comfort and surroundings of the Botanic Gardens' Kibble Palace. Using planetarium software, we can take you on a tour of the universe, show you the moon in fantastic detail, or show you some of the many phenomenon of the sky and sun like noctilucent clouds, sun dogs and parhelion.

So no matter whether it's clear or cloudy, it's always a good night. The events limited in numbers and entry is paid at the gate on the night. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as the evenings are always well attended, and are limited to the first 40 people to arrive.

The dates for the current session are shown in the ASG Calendar.  Gate opens 7:15 pm for a 7:30 pm start.

Tickets, £4 (adults) & £2 (children).
A full wet weather programme will be available when observing is not possible.


Sun Over the Botanics

Our 'Sun Over the Botanics' events are your chance to see the surface of the sun safely. We bring along some special telescopes which are designed for looking at the sun, and allow you to see Sunspots, granulation and prominences round the circumference of the sun.

We also run telescope workshops at these events, so if you've got a telescope sitting in a cupboard somewhere gathering dust, and you'd like to know how to use it, or just get some help setting it up, then bring it along and one of our experts can talk you through your telescope and give you all the help you could need. We're more than happy to help, and will answer any questions you may have.

The dates for these events are listed below, and are free to attend. Just turn up on the day, and you'll find us next to the Kibble Palace if it's dry, or inside if it's not. (We hope it's dry but we can't control the Glasgow weather!)

The dates for the current session are shown in the ASG Calendar.  The events are held on Sunday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm.