2019 Scheduled Events (For up to date event dates please visit my FB site)
12th January 2019 – Audience with Dark Sky Man – Observing under a crescent Moon with guest talk from author of Stargazing For Dummies and On Tour Manager of the Glasgow Science Center, Steve Owens.
17th January 2019 – Beginners Observing and Moon Night – Sea Scout Hall Inverness and Merkinch Nature Reserve.
9th February 2019 – Dark sky observing and Photography special – With guest speaker Graham Bradshaw of Graham Bradshaw Photography. Graham is a local photographer who has taken some stunning landscape, aurora and night sky photos. Eventbrite: please check back
16th February 2019 – Torridon Resort Astronomy Outreach
28th February 2019 – 8.30pm Merkinch Nature Reserve Observing night, 44 Kessock Road Inverness. Details here.
9th March 2019 – 8pm Abriachan Dark Sky Observing (Star Stories). Event details here.
14th March 2019 – Muirtown Primary Astronomy Outreach.
28th March – Urban Astronomy Inverness – Life of Giant Stars. 4 Kessock Road, Inverness 8.30pm
27th April 2019 – Star Stories special visit with Glasgow Science Centre Outreach Team
9th May – 12th May 2019 Stargazing and astronomy outreach at Scapa Festival. Details here.
8th May – Talk Inverness Science Festival – Island Universes. Tickets: Eventbrite
10th May – Repeat talk Island Universes – Inverness Science Festival
21st June – Solstice at the Sheilings, Abriachan: Eventbrite
23rd July – Space Camp with Skills Development Scotland and SK Academy: Eventbrite
1st – 4th August – Stargazing at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness.
3rd October – Merkinch Urban Astronomy 2019 Kickoff.
5th October – Star Stories Dark Sky Observing with Highland Archaeology Society
2018 Scheduled Events
January 19th – 21st: Weekend Special at ‘The Grant Arms Wildlife Hotel’ in Grantown on Spey, Cairngorms.
January 27th: Lunar Burns Special at Abriachan Forest
February 16th – 18th: Weekend Special at ‘The Grant Arms Wildlife Hotel’ in Grantown on Spey, Cairngorms.
March 10th: Star Cluster Special at Abriachan Forest. Details here.
April 14th: Solar Special at Abriachan Forest. Details here.
May 3rd – 5th: Constellation guiding at Scapa Festival, Loch Fyne.
May 11th: Wild Astronomy Public Lecture, Inverness Science Festival.
June 21st: Solstice Special at Abriachan Forest. Details here.
September 18th: Moon & Planet Observing, Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. Details here.
October 11th: Stargazing, Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. Details here.
12th October – Neolithic Stargazing – EVENT SOLD OUT.
16th November – Leonids Meteor Shower Special – With guest speaker Dr Anthony Luke, Lecturer of Natural and Applied Science at UHI, giving a talk on the chemistry of stars, meteors and comets.
5th December – Evening with Professor Martin Hendry – A special guest talk from Martin Hendry, Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at Glasgow University, entitled “Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe”
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21st December – Winter Solstice Special – Mark the shortest day under a full moon with an evening of moon and bright star observing and a talk on the winter solstice from astronomer Stephen Mackintosh.
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2017 Scheduled Events
September 22nd – 23rd: Astronomy evenings at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, Inverness.
October 13th: Mesolithic stargazing at Abriachan Forest Trust, Abriachan.
October 14th – 19th: Merkinch Astronomy Evening (first clear night)
October 20th – 22nd: Weekend Special at ‘The Steadings at The Grouse & Trout’ near Farr, Loch Ness.
November 10th – 13th: Weekend Special at ‘The Grant Arms Wildlife Hotel’ in Grantown on Spey, Cairngorms.
November 14th: Balloch Brownies Stargazing.
November 18th: Mesolithic stargazing at Abriachan Forest Trust, Abriachan. Followup event.
November 25th: Space & Planetary Workshop – 2-4pm at Merkinch Partnership
December 9th: Merkinch Astronomy Evening, Merkinch Nature Reserve
December 15th: Abriachan ‘Geminids Special’ Astronomy night