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Skylights for August

During our warm August evenings, the most prominent feature in the night sky is the Summer Triangle. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this month.  It is always helpful to have a star chart to follow when navigating and observing

July 26th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Skylights for July

In July the skies remain light and the opportunity for seeing noctilucent clouds continues as in June, however, towards the end of the month, particularly after midnight, some of the important late summer/early autumn constellations begin to be seen. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group

June 28th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Life on the River Bank

New volunteer Cameron from Callander spent 4 days helping Forth Rivers Trust with the brash bank project. Find out what he got up to here. This was my first time volunteering with Callander’s Landscape. I had wanted to get involved last summer but there were no practical activities going

June 7th, 2021|Categories: General News, Volunteering, Rivers, Meadows|

Skylights for June

Being high summer the nights are short and not particularly dark making observations difficult or in some cases impossible. It is however an opportunity to look for noctilucent clouds (pictured above) and Zodiacal Light.  Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out

May 28th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Skylights for May

With shortened nights there is only a short window for observing the night sky and the constellations you will see are more subdued. However there is still plenty to observe and enjoy. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this

April 26th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Surveying the black grouse

An iconic Scottish species – but numbers have declined Black Grouse are an iconic Scottish species that inhabit woodland edges with undergrowth of heather and blueberries, which they use for food and cover from predators. Numbers have declined since the 1970’s, attributed to various causes including reduced woodland habitat,

April 1st, 2021|Categories: General News, Black Grouse|

Skylights for April

As the nights grow shorter the bright winter constellations edge their way towards the west but there is still time to do some serious sky gazing. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this month.  It is always helpful to

March 28th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Enter our Cosmic Competition

Win a Space at Home Activity Pack As part of The Sky Above Us weekend of astronomical events, we're giving you the chance to win a Space At Home pack. The Space at Home pack is a great way for families to learn more about space together. It's jam-packed

March 1st, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Skylights for March

This month we can enjoy more daylight as we approach the spring equinox and the start of British Summertime, however there are still some great night skies to be enjoyed.  Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this month.  It

February 25th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

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