Night tours include the viewing of interesting objects in the sky through two dedicated visitor telescopes, a 16″ Meade and 14″ Celestron. Note that visitors cannot visit any of the research telescopes at night, not even SALT. Astronomy is a light sensitive science and no lights are allowed up on the plateau in the evenings making it impossible to see anything at all.
The tour can last about 90 minutes, but may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. If the weather is bad, the guide will take you to the Visitor Centre for a movie in case it clears up later.
The night tours are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. When booking tours, you will be notified of your tour’s starting time.
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|SALT Night Tours Sutherland
|To be announced
|Night tours are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday