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St Andrew's Day

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Wed, 16th Oct @ 19:00 - 20:00

St Andrews Observatory Tour

University Observatory
location
  • University Observatory
  • off Buchanan Gardens
  • St Andrews
  • St Andrews
  • KY16 9LZ
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Part of the 2019 St Andrews Photography Festival.

The University Observatory is home to a range of telescopes, including the magnificent James Gregory Telescope, the largest in Scotland. The "JGT" is a homegrown telescope, built and designed in St Andrews, that has served astronomers and students for more than half a century. Our tour of the observatory will include a full demonstration of the JGT, including observations of a nebula, if the sky is clear. Observatory Director Aleks Scholz will lead through the tour and talk about the life of an astronomer in St Andrews.

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