Wednesday, 26 January 2011


New for 2011, Galloway Forest Park podcasts.

Our first two are online now at then click on the podcast link!

We hope you enjoy them.


Thursday, 20 January 2011


Sorry, I got the details mixed up for the next stargazing event.

February's speaker is still yet to be confirmed.

Dr Emily Baldwin will be joining us on the 12th March not February.

As soon as I know who February's speaker is i'll let you know.

Apologies for the confusion,


Next Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park event

Please note that the next dark skies event at Glentrool Village School Hall will be on Saturday 12th of February and not the 14th.

Find out about the latest news from around the Universe" with Dr Emily Baldwin Astronomy Now's Website Editor. Dr Emily Baldwin presents a roundup of the latest news from around the Universe, including news from missions around the Sun and planets in our own Solar System to the host of newly discovered exoplanets in other solar systems, from asteroids to comets and from galaxies to black holes!

Weather permitting there will be an opportunity for stargazing afterwards.

For more information visit our website


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Events programme 2011

Galloway Forest Park events programme for 2011 is now live on our website. To know what's planned visit our website and click the 'what's on' tab on the left of the screen. Search for all events in Scotland and scroll down until you find ours.

Most of the events are listed here although there are a couple still to add, so it's worth looking again in a day or two.

I hope you can make it along to at least one of the many great events we have lined up again this year.


Friday, 14 January 2011

Twinkle, Twinkle

How many stars can you see where you live on a clear night? That's what CPRE and the Campaign for Dark Skies want your help with.

Between Monday 31st January - Sunday 6th February they would like you to count all the stars that you can see in a certain part of the sky.

Results of this survey will help determine where light pollution is spoiling the natural beauty of the night sky.

Here is the link to find out more information,


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Over the Moon!

Despite the bad weather last nights dark sky park event at Glentrool School went really well, thank you to all who battled through the rain to join us.

We had a great talk given by Dr Robert Massey's which was all about the moon and we enjoyed light refreshments provided by Glentrool community residents. The vegetarian haggis sausage rolls were yummy!

All in all a very enjoyable evening. The next Galloway Dark Sky Park event will be on the 14th February, Glentrool School Hall, 7pm start. Further details yet to be confirmed so please keep an eye on our website or this blog.

Enjoy your day

Monday, 10 January 2011


Dark Sky Park event tonight at Glentrool School hall, Glentrool. Talk starts at 7pm.

Hopefully the rain will clear and we will get to do some dark sky viewing tonight too!

Hope you can make it along!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Next Dark Sky Park event

Exploring the Moon: From Antiquity to the 21st Century.

Monday 10th January 2011

Glentrool School Hall, Glentrool Village

A talk by Dr Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society. Stargazing session after talk weather permitting.

For more information on this visit our website and click on the link Dark Sky Park.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Here's hoping you had a lovely relaxing festive break and we wish you all the very best for 2011.

Yogi and the rest of the Galloway Forest Park team!