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No. 49 - October 2005

The Scottish Astronomy Weekend 2005

This year the Scottish Astronomy Weekend was held in the Thistle Hotel, Inverness, on September 23-25 at the invitation of Highland Astronomical Society. The 35 delegates included 3 of our members, Dave Gavine, Des Loughney and Harry Sutherland. The main speaker was Storm Dunlop, on "Peculiar and Interesting Stars", and the other speakers were Dave (on "Astronomers of the North of Scotland"), Andrew Elliott, Pauline Macrae, Mike Reuss-Newlands, Maarten de Vries and Ken Kennedy. Des gave one of the short contributions, on his visit to the observatories on Teneriffe. On Saturday afternoon many of the visitors went to see the HAS observatory next to the Culloden Battlefield site, which is named after the late Jim Savage-Lowden, and houses and 8-inch reflector. The Society also have a very fine 11.25-inch Dobsonian which was the re-built reflector used by Dave Gavine on the roof of the Abbey School of Fort Augustus in the 1970s.


Contents

Cover page

The future of the City Observatory

Obituary: Nora Jenkinson

Centenaries of 2005

The Scottish Astronomy Weekend 2005

Book review: Atlas of the night sky

Recent observations

Forthcoming events

About the ASE Journal


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