It’s the West Kintyre Stargazers on the go again at their Dark Sky vantage point.
Their February talk at 5.00pm at The Putechan Hotel in Bellochantuy on Sunday 10th February will be given by Duncan Lunan – an author who has specialised in astronomy, spaceflight and science fiction. He is also an experienced speaker, a researcher, tutor, critic, editor, lecturer and broadcaster – known for his science writings as well as for his work on the Sighthill stone circle.
For this event, Duncan will focus his talk around the local ancient sites and stones which are abundant in Kintyre.
He will also talk about the work and life of Professor Thom (1894 – 1985).
Originally from Carradale, Professor Thom was a graduate of The Royal College of Science and Technology and The University of Glasgow. A talented engineer, he was also deeply interested in megalithic monuments, stone circles and standing stones and their astronomical associations.
This will be a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about astronomy and its relationship to ancient standing stones and stone circles, with a particular emphasis on local sites and a local son.
A hot buffet will be served after the talk.
Visit the Kintyre Stargazers website here to book a place.