Sat 27 — Sun 28 Oct 2012
- 12.00 noon — 4.30 pm
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
- Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway
- All ages
- No booking required
Take part in a weekend of astronomy fun for all the family with The Royal Observatory. See a comet-making demonstration and handle some real meteorites! In true halloween style, we'll not only be exploring spooky space but also spooky plants. Have you ever seen a bat plant?
Pop your beanies on and enjoy a very special FREE late night opening of the Gateway on Sunday 28th (entry via West Gate on Arboretum Place only). You'll get an introduction to astronomy and the night's sky, meet the astronomers and (if it's clear) partake in stargazing activities using powerful telescopes. Doors open at 6.30pm and introduction to astronomy/stargazing sessions will run from 7pm-9pm. Sign up on the night on a first come, first served basis. There will also be talks on astrobiology and more comet-making demonstrations. The Gateway Restaurant Bar and the Botanics Shop will be open for hot and cold drinks and pre-Christmas shopping!
With the Royal Observatory.