This is a reminder that we’ve rescheduled our observing night to tonight, Friday 4th October. The weather does not look good this morning, but is expected to improve later. Watch this post for updates.
The venue, should we go ahead, is 41 Castledykes Road at 8pm. Check the weather first. If you’re not sure call the contact number at Dumfries 252674.
The Castledykes Observatory
As of 5pm the sky is looking a bit mixed. We just had some heavy thick cloud but there are gaps. I’ll check in an hour and see what direction things are going in.
It’s looking pretty good. As long as that band of cloud to the south stays away we should be able to see something. If the sky is still as clear around 7.30 or so, just come to Castledykes. Otherwise check here again.
It’s looking very good now. I’m going to set up a telescope and let it settle. We’ll start observing at 8pm and see what the weather brings after that.
All set up and the sky is looking great. We have the added bonus of hundreds of geese flying to Caerlaverock. It should be a good night.
What a shame. The clouds were just waiting for the sun to go down and then they rallied and covered the sky. It’s all off for tonight. Let’s rearrange another of these in a month’s time and see if we have any better luck then. Any takers for hosting the next one?