Lighting Amnesty

Our lighting amnesty got off to an excellent start on Saturday with an event in Tomintoul. We celebrated International Dark Skies week with an offer to replace local residents outdoor lights with dark sky friendly ones.

If anyone in the proposed Dark Sky Park area has an outdoor light that allows excessive light to spill into the surrounding countryside and night sky then a free replacement unit can be obtained from the Landscape Partnership office in Tomintoul.

Download our Lighting Amnesty Leaflet to find out more.

Dark Sky Friendly Lighting

A Trip to the Space Station

The Cosmos Planetarium Dome
The Cosmos Planetarium Dome

On Saturday January 13th visitors to the Richmond Hall in Tomintoul were treated to a virtual trip up to the international Space Station and then on to the edge of the solar system.

Later on others were taken on a hunt for Dark Matter and given an in depth view of the skies and constellations above Tomintoul.

Cosmos Planetarium provided this unique immersive 3D experience for over 150 enthusiasts in their state of the art planetarium.