What’s on: Maybole Historical Society

The next meeting of Maybole Historical Society will be held in the Town Hall, Maybole on Monday 13 April at 7.30pm.

David Warrington is the guest speaker and will talk about Scotland’s Dark Sky Observatory.

The UK has some of the largest areas of dark sky in Europe. You can find dark skies near where you live, if you can get away from bright lights such as street lighting.

This could be in your back garden, a local park, or getting out of town altogether. David Warrington is an astronomer and science educator at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, just outside Dalmellington, which occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

This accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky. For the technically minded, this new observatory includes a 20” Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope in a 5 metre dome and a 14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for a more hands-on, open air observing experience.