Welcome to Eat Sleep Wild after dark! We are delighted to be opening up our observatory to members of the public via tailor-made stargazing evenings for individuals and small groups, as well as informal gatherings with our astro club (visit astronomy.scot to join).
Our astronomy nights are all about shared enjoyment. We want to share with you:
- Visual observations with our 8” Meade SCT reflector telescope. See Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings with your own eyes.
- Astrophotography with our William Optics FLT132 refractor telescope. You can even bring your own photographic equipment – capture a detailed picture of Andromeda, learn easy photo processing tricks, and have an image to take home with you that you’ll treasure forever.
- Observe and photograph the Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis.
- Watch meteor showers, view celestial objects, and generally enjoy a great evening of stargazing, taking advantage of Scotland’s amazing dark sky sites.
These evenings usually run over winter to take advantage of Scotland’s long nights.
Overnight stays possible in our neighbouring byre. Learn more.
£200 for bespoke astronomy evenings for individuals and small groups. Includes 2-3 hours of entertaining chat, telescope time, astrophotography, and really whatever you’re up for (and what the weather and celestial season allow!). Hosted here at our observatory on the Stoer Peninsula in Assynt. (Discounted to £150 when you subscribe as a founding member to our Substack newsletter!)
You can also join the Astro Club for free to learn about ad hoc events that we host informally on a by donation basis. Join here: Assynt Astronomy Club.