This program of events is designed to give both visitors and locals an opportunity to view the diverse wonders of the night sky through our 8″ and 10″ reflecting telescopes. However our Scottish weather does not always allow us an unobstructed view of the starry heavens!
If it is cloudy on the night there will be an indoor planetarium presentation on the same subject. A follow up outdoor telescope session will be arranged for the first clear night after the event.
We also put on monthly observing evenings from August to April which are advertised via our Facebook page. These are inevitably announced at short notice once we have a firm weather forecast!
Sun 26th Sep 2021, 21:00: Zoom
The Aurora is often seen in our night skies around the equinoxes. Join us to discover how this beautiful natural phenomena is created by space weather and conditions on our local star.
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Celtic Gods in the Stars
Mon 25th Oct 2021, 20:00: Richmond Hall
In common with many other ancient civilisations the Celts saw constellations in the night sky as representing their gods and heroes. Join us and find out about the Gaelic and Pictish rulers of the stars.
The Moon – our nearest neighbour
Sun 6th Feb 2022, 19:00: Glenlivet Public Hall
The Moon has been revered as ruler of our night skies for as long as anyone can remember. But how did it come to look the way it does? Join us to find out about how our nearest neighbour got its mountains, craters and mare, and what the future holds for it.
Sat 15th Oct 2022, 20:00: Richmond Hall
Over the past few years we have been told that more and more planets are being discovered orbiting other stars. How do we know they are there? What are they like? Is there another Earth out there? Join us to find out the answers to all this and more.
The Asteroids – Ceres, Vesta and Others
Sun 13th Nov 2022, 18:00: Glenlivet Public Hall
In between Mars and Jupiter lies the asteroid belt. These space rocks have the potential to cause devastation here on Earth if they come our way. Join us to discover the back story behind the asteroids and what steps we can take to avoid following the dinosaurs into extinction.