Unforgettable stargazing and night photography experiences in Norway and Scotland

Private stargazing Scotland
Northern lights hideaway Norway

Northern Lights Hideaway - an all inclusive 6 night astronomy and northern lights holiday on an island in Arctic Norway.

Private Stargazing- a private stargazing tour in one of the best places to see the night sky.

Astrophotography Scotland
Public Stargazing Scotland

Public Stargazing - Enjoy hot food, drinks and cakes before stargazing as a group with dark sky ranger Jesse Beaman.

Astrophotography - Discover how to photograph the milky way, star trails, constellations, meteor showers and more.

About Dark Sky Adventure

Dark sky adventure was co founded in 2015 by Jesse Beaman and Helen Cockburn, after deciding to set up a business that would allow them to share their passion for the night sky with others.

 

We love being out under the stars teaching customers about the night sky, solar system, galaxy and universe. It's also very important to us that we make people aware of the impact of light pollution on the night sky, mental health and ecosystem health.

 

As proud supporters of the UNESCO Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, we aim to have a positive impact on the local environment and community within. You can find out more about the issues of light pollution on the International Dark Sky Association's website.

 

 

Tools

We're passionate about getting people out under the stars, which is why at Dark Sky Adventure you'll find all the tools and info you need to start enjoying the view...

...like this handy celestial events calendar. Use it to find meteor showers, the best time to see the moon, galaxies, clusters, nebulae, planets and much more

Celestial events calendar

The Northern Lights

Use the tools and info below to find the best places to see the northern lights

Use this map for a live aurora borealis forecast. For more detailed aurora forecast information, follow the links below...

 

Visit the site below to see the oval for the aurora australis - the southern lights

 

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast

 

http://spaceweather.com/

 

https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en

 

Use Service Aurora's KP index to find the best locations to see the northern lights.

 

http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/

 

If you're looking for the best country to see the northern lights, look for places within or near the Arctic circle. Join us on a Norway northern lights tour to really maximise your chances of seeing the lights.

latest aurora forecast northern hemisphere

If you make use of aurora forecast tools, and if you're patient you can have northern lights experience at lower latitudes. Back in 2015 we had an amazing display in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, Scotland.

Tip: the best time of year to see the northern lights is often mid Spring and mid Autumn. Around the equinoxes, even a gentle stream of solar wind can spark a big display of aurora borealis.

Stargazing apps and Software

The entire night sky inside your smart phone, and more to learn in free software for your computer.

Download Starwalk 2 on your smart phone to find your way around the night sky

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.StarWalk2Free&hl=en_GB

Or install Solarwalk for an in depth view of our solar system

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.SolarWalkFree

With stellarium on your computer there's nothing stopping you finding  the milky way, meteor showers, deep sky objects and much more. It's free!

 

http://stellarium.org/

Dark Skies

A handy dark sky map, a lunar calendar for planning stargazing, and info on light pollution.

Light pollution brightens the night, making it difficult or even impossible to see detail in the night sky like the milky way, aurora or the constellations. Use the dark sky map below to find light pollution free areas. For more information about light pollution and dark sky places head over to the International Dark Sky Association.

Too much light pollution where you live? Use this worldwide interactive map to find your nearest dark skies.

The moon also affects how dark the skies are.

 

A full (or near full) moon brightens the night and makes it difficult to see the stars, milky way, shooting stars and deep sky objects.

 

Use the tools below to plan your stargazing adventure around the moon, or visit https://sunrisesunsetmap.com/

Weather

What could be better than a dark sky? A clear dark sky...

Use the cloud cover map below to find an estimate of cloud cover in your area.

Visit these links for more weather forecasting

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

https://www.accuweather.com/

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Unforgettable stargazing and night photography

experiences in Norway and Scotland

Northern lights hideaway Norway

Northern Lights Hideaway - an all inclusive 6 night astronomy and northern lights holiday on an island in Arctic Norway.

Private stargazing Scotland

Private Stargazing - a private stargazing tour in one of the best places to see the night sky.

Public Stargazing Scotland

Public Stargazing - Enjoy hot food, drinks and cakes before stargazing as a group with dark sky ranger Jesse Beaman.

Astrophotography Scotland

Astrophotography- Discover how to photograph the milky way, star trails, constellations, meteor showers and more.

About Dark Sky Adventure

Dark sky adventure was co founded in 2015 by Jesse Beaman and Helen Cockburn, after deciding to set up a business that would allow them to share their passion for the night sky with others.

 

We love being out under the stars teaching customers about the night sky, solar system, galaxy and universe. It's also very important to us that we make people aware of the impact of light pollution on the night sky, mental health and ecosystem health.

As proud supporters of the UNESCO Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, we aim to have a positive impact on the local environment and community within. You can find out more about the issues of light pollution on the International Dark Sky Association's website.

 

 

Tools

We're passionate about getting people out under the stars, which is why at Dark Sky Adventure you'll find all the tools and info you need to start enjoying the view...

...like this handy celestial events calendar. Use it to find meteor showers, the best time to see the moon, galaxies, clusters, nebulae, planets and much more

Use the tools and info below to find the best places to see the northern lights

Use this map for a live aurora borealis forecast. For more detailed aurora forecast information, follow the links below...

 

 

Visit the site below to see the oval for the aurora australis - the southern lights

 

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast

 

http://spaceweather.com/

 

https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en

 

Use Service Aurora's KP index to find the best locations to see the northern lights.

 

http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/

 

If you're looking for the best country to see the northern lights, look for places within or near the Arctic circle. Join us on a Norway northern lights tour to really maximise your chances of seeing the lights.

If you make use of aurora forecast tools, and if you're patient you can have northern lights experience at lower latitudes. Back in 2015 we had an amazing display in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, Scotland.

Tip: the best time of year to see the northern lights is often mid Spring and mid Autumn. Around the equinoxes, even a gentle stream of solar wind can spark a big display of aurora borealis.

The entire night sky inside your smart phone, and more to learn in free software for your computer.

Download Starwalk 2 on your smart phone to find your way around the night sky

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.StarWalk2Free&hl=en_GB

Or install Solarwalk for an in depth view of our solar system

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.SolarWalkFree

With stellarium on your computer there's nothing stopping you finding  the milky way, meteor showers, deep sky objects and much more. It's free!

 

http://stellarium.org/

A handy dark sky map, a lunar calendar for planning stargazing, and info on light pollution.

Light pollution brightens the night, making it difficult or even impossible to see detail in the night sky like the milky way, aurora or the constellations. Use the dark sky map below to find light pollution free areas. For more information about light pollution and dark sky places head over to the International Dark Sky Association.

The moon also affects how dark the skies are.

 

A full (or near full) moon brightens the night and makes it difficult to see the stars, milky way, shooting stars and deep sky objects.

 

Use the tools below to plan your stargazing adventure around the moon, or visit https://sunrisesunsetmap.com/

Contact
Dark Sky Adventure

experience  the  universe

07340 518 498

 

darkskyadventure@gmail.com

 

Public Stargazing - Enjoy hot food, drinks and cakes before stargazing as a group with dark sky ranger Jesse Beaman.

About Dark Sky Adventure

Dark sky adventure was co founded in 2015 by Jesse Beaman and Helen Cockburn, after deciding to set up a business that would allow them to share their passion for the night sky with others.

 

We love being out under the stars teaching customers about the night sky, solar system, galaxy and universe. It's also very important to us that we make people aware of the impact of light pollution on the night sky, mental health and ecosystem health.

 

As proud supporters of the UNESCO Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, we aim to have a positive impact on the local environment and community within. You can find out more about the issues of light pollution on the International Dark Sky Association's website.

 

Tools

We're passionate about getting people out under the stars, which is why at Dark Sky Adventure you'll find all the tools and info you need to start enjoying the view...

...like this handy celestial events calendar. Use it to find meteor showers, the best time to see the moon, galaxies, clusters, nebulae, planets and much more

The Northern Lights

Use the tools and info below to find the best places to see the northern lights

Use this map for a live aurora borealis forecast. For more detailed aurora forecast information, follow the links below...

 

 

Visit the site below to see the oval for the aurora australis - the southern lights

 

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast

 

http://spaceweather.com/

 

https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en

 

Use Service Aurora's KP index to find the best locations to see the northern lights.

 

http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/

 

If you're looking for the best country to see the northern lights, look for places within or near the Arctic circle. Join us on a Norway northern lights tour to really maximise your chances of seeing the lights.

If you make use of aurora forecast tools, and if you're patient you can have northern lights experience at lower latitudes. Back in 2015 we had an amazing display in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, Scotland.

Tip: the best time of year to see the northern lights is often mid Spring and mid Autumn. Around the equinoxes, even a gentle stream of solar wind can spark a big display of aurora borealis.

Stargazing apps and Software

The entire night sky inside your smart phone, and more to learn in free software for your computer.

Download Starwalk 2 on your smart phone to find your way around the night sky

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.StarWalk2Free&hl=en_GB

Or install Solarwalk for an in depth view of our solar system

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitotechnology.SolarWalkFree

With stellarium on your computer there's nothing stopping you finding  the milky way, meteor showers, deep sky objects and much more. It's free!

 

http://stellarium.org/

Dark Skies

A handy dark sky map, a lunar calendar for planning stargazing, and info on light pollution.

Light pollution brightens the night, making it difficult or even impossible to see detail in the night sky like the milky way, aurora or the constellations. Use the dark sky map below to find light pollution free areas. For more information about light pollution and dark sky places head over to the International Dark Sky Association.

Too much light pollution where you live? Use this worldwide interactive map to find your nearest dark skies.

The moon also affects how dark the skies are.

 

A full (or near full) moon brightens the night and makes it difficult to see the stars, milky way, shooting stars and deep sky objects.

 

Use the tools below to plan your stargazing adventure around the moon, or visit https://sunrisesunsetmap.com/

Weather

What could be better than a dark sky? A clear dark sky...

Use the cloud cover map below to find an estimate of cloud cover in your area.

Visit these links for more weather forecasting

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

https://www.accuweather.com/

Contact

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