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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.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neolithic-stargazing-tickets…

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.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stargazing-leonid-meteor-sho…

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