Welcome to our website. Here you can find information about our club, how to join, our events and diary of meetings. Moffat in Dumfriesshire is the UK's first dark sky town and read the story of how that came about. Please keep up to date with news from our blog page by joining our mailing list, and email your own astro pictures for our gallery.


Lunar Eclipse 21 January 2019

Moffat weather can be difficult for catching major astronomical events, but for once, clear skies greeted the lunar eclipse.

The usual January Wolf moon was also a Super Moon, 30% brighter, and the diffracted red light from the earth's atmosphere during totality made it a Blood moon. Three for the price of one!

Well worth getting out of your bed for, but if you didn't, click on the video adjacent and it will give you some idea of what you missed.

The second video has 14 meteors passing overhead in a 30 minute time lapse.


Click on the APOD button to see NASA's daily picture of the cosmos

Click on the Local button to see Latest Moffat Astro Photos

Click on this button to see the prospects of a clear Moffat sky tonight

Members' Speaker Night January

Members' Speaker Night Dec 10th

Upcoming Events

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