Night sky introduction

Beginners Guide to the Night Sky event at Kailzie. Jupiter  taken by Dr Tom Johnston Ph.D.

Beginners Guide to the Night Sky event at Kailzie. Jupiter taken by Dr Tom Johnston Ph.D.

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ANYONE interested in learning more about astronomy is invited to Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles, tomorrow.

For the first of the KLAWED Project’s spring programme of events will be A Beginners Guide to the Night Sky, taken by Dr Tom Johnston Ph.D, the vice-chairman of the Ancrum Astronomy Club.

KLAWED project officer Rachel McAleese said: “The evening is aimed at anyone with an interest, at any level, in astronomy, and there will be the opportunity to learn about and look at our night skies with Dr Johnston answering any questions.

“There will also be the chance to learn about how we can take photos of what we see in the sky using simple and affordable equipment.

“It will be a fantastic introduction to a science which is becoming more popular and more accessible for all.”

Peebles-based Dr Johnston will show people how to identify objects in night skies with telescopes, binoculars or the naked eye.

Those with telescopes or other equipment of their own are encouraged to bring it and Dr Johnston will provide some of his own for those who have none

Funded by Leader and Scottish Natural Heritage, KLAWED (which stands for Kailzie Local Area Wildlife Education and Discover), aims to attract more people to enjoy the area’s wildlife

Refreshments will be provided and the event costs £3 for adults, £2 for children.

For further information contact Rachel on 07792 033331 or email kailzieofficer@gmail.com for more details.