Wigtown Book Festival are hosting their annual Big Bank Weekend from 8th to 10th March. Here's what they say:

 

Celebrating 10 years of the Galloway Dark Sky Park, our third annual Big Bang Weekend looks to the heavens this spring. Fun, friendly and accessible, 2019’s programme is inspired by humankind’s attempt to understand the cosmos - from the legacy of the Apollo moon landings to the new age of commercial space exploration and the current search for life on Mars. Join us beneath some of the darkest skies in Europe, as we boldly venture into a universe of ideas.

 

You can find out more - including the online programme and tickets - on their website, which can be found here.


Photos by E Gibson (left) and A Dumitriu (right)

 As well as the public lectures, we at the ASG carry out a range of outreach activities throughout the year. During the winter months, these focus on introducing people to the night sky and giving them the chance to observe the Moon, stars, galaxies and nebulae through a range of telescopes. During the summer, the focus not unexpectedly changes to solar observing.

Come along to these events and meet us, whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer. If you're thinking of buying a telescope, you can see the various types some of our members use - but you should also check out some of the advice available online.

Some of our upcoming activities are listed below.

The Society regrets to announce that, due to a change of requirements by Glasgow City Council, it is unable to offer the Stars over the Botanics or Sun over the Botanics events until further notice.  We would like to thank all members of the public who have attended these events in the past for their support and we do hope to be able to offer these events again at some date in the future.