Coll & The Cosmos
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An Astronomical Adventure on Coll
Coll & The Cosmos is a stargazing weekend break on the Isle of Coll which makes the most of the island's incredible dark sky. The break has been specifically designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. No prior knowledge of astronomy is needed; the team will bring you the best of the night sky in a way that is fun and easily understandable.
Coll & The Cosmos is a collaboration between Coll Bunkhouse and Cosmos Planetarium. They use state of the art technology to deliver an amazing stargazing learning experience in a fantastic location. The 6 metre indoor planetarium is a fully digital, 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience, ideal for taking a journey through the solar system and learning about a range of astronomical subjects.
They also offer an array of different astronomical equipment to use, from simple binoculars to large astronomical telescopes with 'Goto' and wireless Bluetooth capabilities. If you have your own telescope, bring it along and they'll show you how to get the best use from it. During the day, they can offer solar observing with close-up views of the sun and its flares, filaments and sun-spots, using the dedicated Hydrogen Alpha and white light solar telescopes.