A new comet C/2021 Leonard is now at binocular visibility and ‘could’ potentially sneak into naked eye visibility in the days ahead. Watch my video and audio guide which will hopefully ground your expectations and help you find it in the days ahead.
We had a great Solstice gathering under starry skies up at Abriachan Forest this evening.
A big thanks to author John Burns for presenting a trio of captivating tales around the campfire. John was still under the weather with a bad cold on the night yet soldiered on to deliver two sessions of engaging storytelling.
We also enjoyed a mesmerising display of fire dancing from Lesley Brown who kicked off proceedings and provided more entertainment during the changeover. Suzann’s mulled juice and mince pies were also greatly appreciated.
Skies were so good I decided to sideline my talk on the astronomy of ancient architecture, and was instead able to deliver outdoor stargazing all evening long, Highlights included zipping meteors, the Orion constellation, the Andromeda galaxy, numerous star clusters and a bright and vibrant Milky Way overhead.
Star Stories continues in the new year. Look out for the next set of booking links on my Facebook site.