Catch me at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival this week. On Thursday at 8pm I’ll present a Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing and the Night Sky in the Boffinarium.
Then on Friday and Saturday night from 11pm I’ll take groups out for binocular and naked eye stargazing (weather permitting). Fallback for cloudy skies will be a repeat of Thursday’s stargazing talk and planetarium software guiding.
Practical group sizes for stargazing will be about 25 people so outdoor guiding will be on a fist come first served basis.
Ross teaching us how to make a comet in a bin bag!
We had a great day of outdoor and indoor astronomy learning with our guests from Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday.
Ross and Andrew travelled all the way up the A9 loaded with space and science kit to kick off our first 2019 daytime event for the Star Stories programme.
Ross ran a fascinating hands-on Comet making workshop in the outdoor woodcraft shed, demonstrating how Comets form and disintegrate as they travel around the Sun.
Meanwhile Andrew presented an indoor planetarium show using a projector and Stellarium software, taking audiences across the night sky and explaining some of the science and mythology of the constellations.
Everyone seemed to have a great time and we’re looking forward to continuing the summer programme with our Summer Solstice event on the 21st June. Please check my facebook page for booking details in the weeks ahead.
Interactive exhibits kept the youngsters entertained between learning streams
Outdoor astronomy learning
Andrew’s star hopping presentation